Like in the two previous years, HOS team members met once more to carry out a survey in the area of Epirus. The objective was to discover any unknown territories of the species, in particular in the southern part of the region.
However, despite the efforts of the team, no new territories could be confirmed in the area further than the three already known to be present this season. These three territories are most likely occupied by lonely individuals, waiting and searching for a partner.
Although the results weren’t all that positive for Egyptian vultures, not everything are bad news. Other species seem to be doing well in the areas visited. The team had the chance to fill their surveying hours with observations of nesting Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus), plenty of Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus), less common Booted eagle (Aquila pennata), awesome Golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), noisy Honey buzzards (Pernis apivorus) and the star of the expedition due to its low numbers in continental Greece and particularly in Epirus, Bonelli’s eagle (Aquila fasciata), spotted in areas not known to be present until now!