Nationalpark Stilfserjoch
Autonomous Province of Bozen

The National Park Stilfserjoch has an area of about 1,350 km² (the part within the South Tyrol project region is about 520 km²). The area encompases the entire Ortler-Cevedale massiv and its associated valleys. It covers altitudinal zones from the valley bottoms to montane and sub-alpine woodlands and sprawling mountain pastures to the glaciated regions of the mountian peaks (Ortler 3,905 m). In the north the National Park borders directly on the Swiss National Park and in the south on the Adamello Regional Park in Lombardy.

2003

In the Stilfserjoch National Park the monitoring was coordinated and conducted by Klaus Bliem. Seven breeding pairs were recorded, but only one pair could successfully fledge a chick in 2003. Therefore the overall breeding success was low at 0.29 youngs per pair. All together 29 nest sites were documented, most of them at altitudes between 1,800 und 2,200m.

2004

In 2004 the fieldwork was again coordinated by Klaus Bliem. The project administration was carried out by Hanspeter Gunsch. During the 2004 fieldwork an additional breeding pair was confirmed, therefore the total number of Golden Eagles increased to 8 breeding pairs. Five of these pairs successfully raised a young in 2004. The success rate was therefore more than twice as high as in 2003.

2005

In 2005 only one pair bred successfully Five of these pairs successfully raised a young in 2004. The success rate was therefore only 0,13 youngs per pair.

Year
2003
2004
2005
Pairs found

7

8

8

Pairs controled
7
8
8
Nonbreeders
3
3
4
Successfull pairs
1
4
1
Fledged Eagles
2
5
1
Young per pair
0,29
0,63
0,13

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

 

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