Czech Imperial eagles in 2020

In the 2020 breeding season six pairs were successful in Czechia and raised seven chicks. In total, birds occupied thirteen territories, all in southern Moravia.

The Imperial Eagle first nested in the Czech Republic in 1998. This year ornithologists observed thirteen pairs. "Eleven of them built a nest, nine females were able to lay  eggs. Eventually, six pairs succesfully raised seven chicks altogether," says David Horal from the Czech Society for Ornithology.

Last year, Imperial Eagles had six chicks in Czechia. "The most chicks in the history was in breeding season 2016, when six pairs raised twelve chicks," informs Horal.

This year, the Imperial Eagles had a good luck. Ornithologists have not recorded any poisoned individuals, but humans continue in killing birds, including endangered birds of prey.