Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park
Province of Belluno, Venetien

The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park lies on the southern edge of the Dolomites and has an area of about 320 km². The landscape of the national park consists partly of karstic higher regions and partly of lower, agriculturally managed alpine forelands. The position of the National Park at the edge of the southern Alps means that the flora and fauna have a strong mediterranean component.

2003

The Golden Eagle Monitoring was coordinated by Gianni Polniato together with Giuseppe Tormen, Enrico Canal and Fabrizio Friz. They recorded a total of 6 Breeding pairs. For three pairs they could also document the breeding success. In 2003 two pairs bred successful, rearing two youngs.

2004

Because this year intensive searches for Golden Eagle eyries could be carried out the total number of pairs recorded raised to 8. Yet only 2 pairs started a breeding attempt in 2004, raising only one young eagle. With only 0.25 fledglings per pair the National Park Dolomiti Bellunesi had the lowest breeding success rate of all partner parks. By the end of 2004 a total of 33 eyries has been documented, most of them at altitudes between 1,000 and 1,400 m (the lowest at 500 m, the highest at 1,700 m).

2005

In 2005 all 8 known breeding pairs could be monitored again. Besides that 12 new nestsites were documented. The breeding success rate was 0,5 fledglings per pair.

Year
2003
2004
2005
Pairs found

6

8

8

Pairs controled
3
8
8
Nonbreeders
1
6
4
Successfull pairs
2
2
4
Fledged Eagles
2
2
4
Young per pair
0.67
0.25
0.50

Golden Eagle Territories in the Dolomiti Bellunesi NP – the eagle-symbols mark the centers of the territories (click on the map to enlarge) ...

 

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