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First record of Egyptian Vulture in Dadia feeding station

27.03.2012

Today the two first Egyptian vultures have been recorded at the Dadia feeding station (FS) in the National Park of Dadia Forest. Both were adult and obviously are the two birds that flew yesterday near Dadia village. The FS is among the first places they visit for food as they are hosted every year in our region and know this food source.  Once per week dead animals...

The first Egyptian vultures arrived from Africa to Dadia National Park

26.03.2012

Two mature birds flew into the fields near the village of Dadia towards to their nest direction, a rock over a deep ravine surrounded by forest. Here the species nests for over 10 years, since the nest is located in the zone of strict protection of the National Park of Dadia. Till autumn when the Egyptian vultures will migrate back to Africa this nest with the rest of the...

Platforms construction for the individual supplementary feeding near the nests

26.03.2012

Three platforms have been constructed on mature oak trees where food will be placed near three nests. This activity is included in the LIFE project with the title: Pilot the establishment of national schemes for targeted individual supplementary feeding methodology. This action must be applied to nests not adjacent to the vulture’s feeding station, so we selected two...

Big brother watches the egyptian vulture

19.03.2012

The Egyptian vulture is classified as internationally endangered, consequently there is a need of varied activities to effectively protect the species. One of these is the study of Egyptian vulture diet which may answer several questions on breeding success, habitat and nest site selection. It seems that the collection of food remains (bones, feathers, tortoise carapaces...

Photo-traps will explore the lives of Egyptian vultures

16.03.2012

BSPB team installed two photo traps in the nests of Egyptian vultures from the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. Their purpose is to assist experts in identifying the food choices of this globally threatened species and to uncover previously unknown aspects of their breeding biology - the exact number of eggs laid, number of young hatched, and how many of their young survive to...

BSPB supports work for conservation of the Egyptian vulture in Oman

08.03.2012

A team from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) was invited to take part in research on the Egyptian Vulture on the island of Masirah, Sultanate of Oman. The expedition was jointly organized by the Environment Society of Oman ( http://www.eso.org.om/ ) and BSPB. The main goal of the expedition was to estimate the number of breeding pairs of Egyptian...