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Platforms construction for the individual supplementary feeding near the nests


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


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


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


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 ( ) and BSPB. The main goal of the expedition was to estimate the number of breeding pairs of Egyptian...

Collaborators for protection and monitoring of Egyptian vulture nests needed


Regions: Russenski Lom, Provadiysko-Royaksko Plateaus, Eastern Balkan Mountain Period: 1 April-10-15 September 2012 Conditions: all living expenses are covered together with a daily wage on site. The participants are supplied with a telescope for the monitoring. Accommodation is in the nearest village/town. Requirements: The eligible applicants need to show a strong...

Return of the Neophron in northern Bulgaria


Last week the Return of the Neophron project team organized a series of important meetings in northern Bulgaria. The main issues were action planning for this season, as well as for the next four seasons in the Russe, Shumen and Varna regions. The general concept of the project was presented to experts from the Regional Inspectorates of the Environment and Waters from Russe...