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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Lesser Spotted Eagle called Arlie starts long journey from Africa to Romania

Arlie, a Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) the Romanian ornithologists have been tracking by satellite, has left its winter home in Africa and is now heading to its nest in Romania.

Arlie began the spring migration on February 11, between 08:00 and 10:00, after spending winter in Namibia. According to the Ornithological Society in Romania, the bird started its long journey back to Romania with a delay of three days this year. In the previous years, Arlie had already left the nest in Africa on February 8.

Arlie will have to travel 12,500 km and pass over three continents and 17 countries to get to its nest in Romania. The eagle will fly over Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

In the first three days, Arlie has flown about 500 kilometers northeast. Those who want to track the eagle’s journey can do it here.

Arlie was captured in 2013 by a team made of specialists from the Romanian Ornithological Society, the Sibiu Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, and Milvus Group. The bird was equipped with a satellite transmitter weighing 45 grams, and then released.

From 2013 to 2016, Arlie, which is a female Lesser Spotted Eagle, had its nest near Berivoi village in Brasov county. Disturbed by forestry work last year, the bird changed its nest.

In 2016, Arlie arrived in Romania on April 2.

Bearded vulture flies over Romania for the first time in 83 years

Rare sighting in Romania: Four flamingos spotted in Tulcea

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Sor.ro)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Lesser Spotted Eagle called Arlie starts long journey from Africa to Romania

Arlie, a Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) the Romanian ornithologists have been tracking by satellite, has left its winter home in Africa and is now heading to its nest in Romania.

Arlie began the spring migration on February 11, between 08:00 and 10:00, after spending winter in Namibia. According to the Ornithological Society in Romania, the bird started its long journey back to Romania with a delay of three days this year. In the previous years, Arlie had already left the nest in Africa on February 8.

Arlie will have to travel 12,500 km and pass over three continents and 17 countries to get to its nest in Romania. The eagle will fly over Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

In the first three days, Arlie has flown about 500 kilometers northeast. Those who want to track the eagle’s journey can do it here.

Arlie was captured in 2013 by a team made of specialists from the Romanian Ornithological Society, the Sibiu Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, and Milvus Group. The bird was equipped with a satellite transmitter weighing 45 grams, and then released.

From 2013 to 2016, Arlie, which is a female Lesser Spotted Eagle, had its nest near Berivoi village in Brasov county. Disturbed by forestry work last year, the bird changed its nest.

In 2016, Arlie arrived in Romania on April 2.

Bearded vulture flies over Romania for the first time in 83 years

Rare sighting in Romania: Four flamingos spotted in Tulcea

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Sor.ro)

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