It is a rather unusual image of storks perched in the tops of conifers to which certain inhabitants of the Upper Jura, including Lamoura, were entitled this morning of February 22. After flying over Lajoux, some thirty storks made a brief stop between Lajoux and Lamoura.
After 5 months in Africa, the storks have started their spring migration that returns them to their places of birth. That is, between 1,100 and 5,000 km more, in areas of central Europe, but also in Turkey, Spain and France in Alsace and on the Atlantic coast.
Observed near Lons-le-Saunier at the beginning of February, that is to say on the main axis of passage of our department, the white storks, whose European demographic dynamics is quite good, now take advantage of the milder weather conditions to take other axes. including that of the high chain of the Jura.
Thus, thousands of storks will cross the region from January 15 to April 30 with a peak of passage from mid-February to mid-March.
It is possible to report the passage of birds to the LPO Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: by phone at 03 81 50 43 10 (leave a voice message); through the Facebook page; via the NaturaList app (free – for Android) or via Faune-France.org (free registration).