Europe and Central Asia

Estonia – Estonian Ornithological Society (EOS)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1921
Members: 550
Staff: 6
Veski 4, Tartu, EE, EE-51005
Tel. +372 7 422 195
eoy@eoy.ee
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Mission of the organisation

Our mission is to achieve favourable condition of birds in Estonia by means of bird studies, habitat conservation and awareness raising in the society.

Key Activities

  • Carrying out inventories of Important Bird Areas and Natura 2000 sites
  • Coordinating 9 annual, plus several periodic bird monitoring schemes (http://www.eoy.ee/node/131).
  • Carrying out applied research projects to gain new knowledge on the ecology and habitat use of rare and declining forest and farmland birds.
  • Advocacy work with national and local governments and institutions.
  • Media work and consultancy.
  • Coordination of the annual “Bird of the Year” campaigns to raise awareness and involve the public in data gathering (http://www.eoy.ee/aastalind).
  • Organizing traditional birdwatching events throughout the year.
  • Coordinating two citizen science projects – Winter Garden Birdwatch (www.eoy.ee/talv) and Summer Garden Bird Diary (www.eoy.ee/aed) – that attract around 3000 people each year.
  • Operating live web-cameras to broadcast the nest life of some of the rarest birds in Europe (http://www.eoy.ee/node/1035).

 

  • Publishing the scientific bird journal “Hirundo”, where recent results in Estonian bird ecology and ornithology are being published (www.eoy.ee/hirundo).
  • Publishing the free quarterly journal “Tiirutaja”, which is targeted at a wider audience to raise awareness of birds, their ecology, behaviour and promote events (http://www.eoy.ee/tiirutaja).

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