Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Getting two birds with one stone….

It is always interesting to come across other moon-observation initiatives – this one, led by Jose Madiedo from the Universidad de Huelva is surprisingly similar to what we have been trying to do with the lunaves setup. The MIDAS (Moon … Continue reading

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Tarifa’s moon tonight…

We have great hopes for the Tarifa station. During past sessions where birdwatchers had done moonwatching, they had peaks of up to one sighting….per second! Compare that with the peak readings of one sighting per minute that we got from … Continue reading

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

It has been a memorable year at lunaves! Sometimes it feels as if we have been working on this for ages –  there is so much time spent coding and debugging infront of an editor instead of doing any real … Continue reading

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Lunaves, the results so far

Last week we were kindly invited to deliver an overview of the Lunaves initiative to the Birdlife Malta ringers group  – lots of good and encouraging feedback received.

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Aeroecology

According to Wikipedia ‘Aeroecology is the discipline for studying how airborne life forms depend on the support of the lower atmosphere’.  There is also a Facebook group dedicated to this ‘ology’ as well: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aeroecology/359062474194572 And although it has far less ‘likes’ than … Continue reading

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A new way to study nocturnal migration

Every night during autumn and spring , millions of birds set out on their time-honoured migration journey to safer grounds. Yet, despite the massive scale of the operation and the advanced technology we have access to, for most birdwatchers and … Continue reading

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Living on a prayer

Have a look at this great site about a moon watching initiative in the Alps – it goes back to 2009, but it is still as relevant today. For us who are used to the luxury of the Mediterranean climate it is … Continue reading

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In principle, it works

After a couple of nights drawing blanks  it takes more than faith to give up a warm comfortable evening to a session out in the cold,  lasering your retina for the illusive hope of bird migration, rationed one shadow at … Continue reading

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An irony of sorts

How many hours do you spend bird watching, scanning and zigzagging across virtual lines in the sky or clouds or against the sea? Just to feel that gentle breeze of birds passage. And it matters not if it is big or small- … Continue reading

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