First Frisian raven nest since a century

This video is called Common Raven (Corvus corax).

Translated from Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands:

Ravenswoud raises first Frisian ravens

July 25, 2011

This summer, a couple of ravens have nested successfully for the first time in one hundred years in Friesland province. The birds chose the forests of Ravenswoud, adjacent to the Fochteloërveen nature reserve, as their home.

“The ravens have chosen this place for a reason,” says proud forester Martin Snip. “It will not be because of the name

Ravenswoud means Ravens’ Forest in Dutch

but because Natuurmonumenten in recent years has made the nature reserve considerably bigger.”


In the last century, the ravens in the Netherlands were exterminated by humans. In 1904, the last Frisian raven eggs were removed from the nest in Beetsterzwaag. Forty years ago, the raven was introduced in the Veluwe region.

in Gelderland province

“The ravens of Ravenswoud are descendants of ravens from Berkenheuvel, part of National Park Drents Friese Wold.

Big nature reserve

Like the ravens in Berkenheuvel, the first Frisian ravens chose a large nature reserve to breed. Two years ago, Natuurmonumenten transformed the Compagnonsveld, adjacent to the forests of Ravenswoud, into a nature reserve. “It’s so good to see how quickly that attracts new species.”

Fochtelooërveen butterflies: here.

Ravens remember relationships they had with others: here.

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