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The ‘White Father’ returns

28.03.2012

The first Egyptian vulture for this year was seen near Madjarovo. In the next few days, colleagues working in Greece and in northern Bulgaria also observed returning birds. They come back to the Balkans to breed after spending the cold winter months in warmer tropical and subtropical regions. Like other spring migrants such as the white stork or the swallow the Egyptian...

A communication poster with farmers

28.03.2012

In late March, we created a poster with the photo of Egyptian Vulture to help us in our contacts with farmers. With the help of photo, the farmers can identify the Egyptian vulture and share with us his knowledge for the species. A call to the farmers to announce any event of injured or dead Egyptian vulture is written on the poster and our phone number which is available...

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...

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...

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...

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...