Latvian Ornithological Society Global alliance of conservation organisations working together for the world's birds and people


Hoopoe Upupa epops is a relatively rare and unevenly distributed breeding bird species of Latvia. So far the Latvian population of Hoopoes has been studied very little. Therefore LOB launched a Hoopoe research programme in 2003. During years 2003–2005 the distribution and population size of Hoopoes in Latvia was clarified. During this period also some information on the habitat choice of Hoopoes was gathered but this question requires further detailed studies.

Coordinator of Hoopoe research: Viesturs Ķerus (e-mail:, phone: +371-9459742 or +371-7221580)