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06 May 2024

Nova Falcons, ornithological summary for the year 2023

Nova Falcons, environmental company of Evissa and Formentera; specialized in scientific ringing and the study and control of fauna. Although a few months have already passed since the end of 2023, we do not want to miss the opportunity to share a brief review of the main activities related to or...
18 April 2024

What do I do if I find a dead genet in Ibiza?

NOVA FALCONS, A COMPANY SPECIALISING IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, WILDLIFE MONITORING AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES. As sad as it may seem, it is not unusual for genets (Genetta genetta isabelae) to be run over on the island of Eivissa. As it is an animal with nocturnal habits and roads are in t...
14 January 2024

European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur), or tórtora, in Ibiza.

During the months of July and August 2023, we have made a small voluntary contribution to the genetic and biometric study being carried out by the Grup de Biologia de la Conservació del Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), which has consisted of collecting a series of DNA ...
24 December 2023

Cranes in Ibiza and Formentera

Cranes are large birds belonging to the family Gruidae. They are wading birds, specifically the largest wading bird in Europe. As such, they have long legs with which they travel on foot through the areas they frequent, which are large open spaces such as marshes, wetlands, pastures and similar a...
27 October 2023

Starlings in Ibiza and Formentera

Starlings are undoubtedly extremely striking and impressive due to the large flocks they form, where hundreds of specimens can gather together, creating spectacular formations of clouds of starlings as they fly. On the island of Ibiza we can find two species of starlings. On the one hand, as a s...
17 October 2023

B5ZE: Larus michahellis

On 12 August, we published a short entry on B5RY, which, like B5ZE, was also a Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis). Both gulls belong to the same tagging project, so we refer to that entry for those who wish to know a little more about the species, as well as the purpose and the tagging projec...
01 October 2023

The common house martin (Delichon urbicum) in Eivissa

The common house martin (Delichon urbicum), or white-tailed oreneta in Eivisenc, is a species of migratory passerine bird, which winters in sub-Saharan Africa and breeds in northwest Africa, practically all of Europe and even reaches some parts of eastern Asia. In appearance they are very similar...
04 September 2023

Fragility of wetlands

Last week, two news items have appeared in different media and with different voices, but they show that what is happening to wetlands such as Doñana or the Tablas de Daimiel is not something that is so far away and that it has potentially catastrophic consequences for a multitude of species of f...
12 August 2023

B5RY: Larus michahellis

Last Thursday 10th August, shortly after 11 a.m., as part of our routine work at the Port d'Eivissa, where we provide wildlife control services, we were lucky enough to be able to read a PVC ring of a yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis). As we have indicated, this is a Yellow-legged Gull, a...
31 July 2023

Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (3/3)

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN THE CONTROL AND CAPTURE OF SNAKES To access the first part of this entry: Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (1/3) To access the second part of this entry: Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (2/3)   Captures of non-target sp...
18 July 2023

Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (2/3)

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN THE CONTROL AND CAPTURE OF SNAKES   To access the first part of this entry: Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (1/3). To access the third part of this entry: Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (3/3)   Biometrics, sexual...
09 July 2023

Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (1/3)

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN THE CONTROL AND CAPTURE OF SNAKES   To access the second part of this entry: Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (2/3) To access the third part of this entry: Notes on snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (3/3)   Horseshoe whip sna...
05 June 2023

5 June: World Environment Day.

On the occasion of this date, and with no need to go into more detail, we want to share 10 images taken over the last year, in the different works we have done in the Pitiusas.   They are ordered chronologically, and apart from you liking them, we hope that they also contribute to contribu...
27 April 2023

The White-headed Marsh Tyrant on Ibiza and Formentera

The white-headed marsh tyrant are small passerine birds, between 16 and 19 cm long, belonging to the family Motacillidae. Common features include their slender, elongated shape, with a fine beak designed to catch insects and a long tail. The three species have a diet based on small insects,...
27 February 2023

Wood pigeons in Ibiza and Formentera

The wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) is a bird belonging to the Columbidae family. It is the largest of the pigeons present in Ibiza and Formentera, as well as throughout Europe. The wood pigeon measures between 38 and 44.5 cm in length, and weighs between 300 and 615 g. As with other species be...
27 February 2023

2 February: World Wetlands Day

Last February 2, was World Wetlands Day, and although we would have liked to have been able to devote the necessary time to elaborate something in greater depth (because it is certainly a topic that deserves it), lack of time has not allowed us to do so. But still, even with two days of delay, we...
28 January 2023

Snake control in Ibiza and Formentera (Part II)

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN THE CONTROL AND CAPTURE OF SNAKES   Snake control in Ibiza was started as a pilot test in 2014 by the Consell de Eivissa. During the pilot phase, different control methods were tested: from the use of dogs to different types of traps that led to the cur...
20 January 2023

Snakes on Ibiza and Formentera (Part I)

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN THE CONTROL AND CAPTURE OF SNAKES   Historically, both Ibiza and Formentera have been snake-free. The current plague of snakes that can be found in Ibiza and Formentera is the result of irresponsible human action. Once again, a capricious attitude and ...
03 January 2023

E9.: Aguila d’albufera (Cirucs pygargus).

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IN IBIZA AND FORMENTERA. We start the year 2023...talking about 2022, specifically, September 7, at 9:50 a.m., when we detected this female Montagu's Harrier with the wing mark E9.   Through this wing tag, it was possible to l...
20 December 2022

Scientific ringing

A few days ago, we had the last training day of scientific ringing of this 2022, a process that began last July. This has been possible, first of all, thanks to Oscar García, from the Societat Ornitológica de Menorca (SOM), but also thanks to the relevant permits, and to the work that had been do...
13 November 2022

EZS and the Port of Ibiza

Today we would like to introduce you to EZS... EZS is a xatrac; sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis), and he has two rings on his legs. The one on the right leg is metallic, this type of rings are those of the official organisation that manages the production of rings in the area where it wa...
24 September 2022

Scientific ringing in Eivissa.

A few days ago, we were lucky enough to have a field training day with Oscar García, from the Societat Ornitológica de Menorca (SOM). The day consisted of assembling and disassembling the nets, removing the birds that fall into them without causing them any kind of damage; how to carry out the r...
04 August 2022

About scientific ringing

NOVA FALCONS, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANY OF EVISSA AND FORMENTERA; SPECIALIZED IN SCIENTIFIC RINGING, STUDY, MONITORING AND CONTROL OF wilD live.  Brief introduction To introduce us to scientific ringing, we have to go back to 1899, and make a small jump from Eivissa to Denmark. In Denmark, Ha...
30 April 2022

Raptors and aviation safety

NOVA FALCONS, COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN BIRD CONTROL IN IBIZA AND FORMENTERA. Many airports have a wildlife control service in which falconry is used, that is, the biological control of avifauna by means of trained birds of prey, among the corrective measures they have to control wildlife. In thi...

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