The semicollared flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) is a passerine bird of the Old World flycatchers family (Muscicapidae), which migrates to Africa in the winter but returns to Bulgarian land in the spring. Due to the destruction of the old natural forests, which are its habitat, the species is of “Endangered” international status and “Vulnerable” in our country.
Volunteers from the Science for Nature Foundation, together with experts from the environmental station at the Atanasovsko Ezero Reserve – IBEI – BAS, installed 26 nesting houses in Eastern Strandzha to help and preserve the species on the territory of the country. Our team performs annual monitoring and cleaning of the birdhouses every spring. Apart from flycatchers, the houses are used by several species of tits and garden dormouses.
How can I help?
You can donate money for the construction and placement of birdhouses for the flycatchers. For every 50 leva received in the foundation, we will create and place 1 birdhouse in Eastern Strandzha, and you will receive a donor charter for assisting in the conservation of the semicollared flycatchers.