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Supplementary feeding of Egyptian Vulture nest


Twice a week we place a small amount of food about 2-2.5kg near an Egyptian vulture nest in Koilada Filiouri area in Thrace. The food is placed at daybreak and then during the whole day we are watching the response of the couple. The feeding was started after the period of hatching and continues to this day. The pair has responded and consumes the food, while it carries...

We tagged 5 Egyptian vultures with satellite transmitters


From 27 July to 2 August 2012 the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds put satellite transmitters on 5 small Egyptian vulture. Three of the juveniles are located in the Southern Bulgaria and the other two - in the North Bulgaria. The names of birds are Svetlina, Arda Iliaz, Volen and Dobromir. Thanks to the satellite transmitters we will be able to trace their...

Observation of the Rare Greater Spotted Eagle in the Eastern Rhodopes


O n 20 July a Greater Spotted Eagle ( Aquila clanga) was spotted in the Eastern Rhodopes, between the villages of Lyaskovets and Zimovina, Municipality of Stambolovo. The bird was observed and identified by Hristo Hristov, ecologist and coordinator on wildlife in the New Thracian Gold and Tim Asbreuk, student-volunteer in the project . Both...

Exclusive: From the Vultures' nest


On August 1 at 10 am watch the online camera from the Egyptian vulture nest. You will see how the BSPB experts will get in there and put satellite transmitters to the juveniles, then they will take biological samples and will return them again in the nest. Live broadcast of this action is happening for the first time in...

Greek and Bulgarian expedition in Ipeiros


Last July, Greek and Bulgarian project teams joined their forces once again in an attempt to locate active breeding territories of the species in Western Greece. The field team consisted of 9 Greek and Bulgarian researchers that surveyed for 5 days a large potential breeding area within three Special Protected Areas of Ipeiros. During the expedition 15 old nests...

The study on the health status of juvenile Egyptian vultures started in Greece


From 18 to 19 July 2012 in the National Park of Dadia, Greece, was held a training seminar for satellite tagging and biological sampling from young Egyptian Vultures. This marked the beginning of the implementation of activities under the project "The Return of the Neophron" for this breeding season. During the seminar we visited two nests in Dadia where we took blood, DNA...