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The Egyptian vulture suffers a high mortality rate and not many young birds happen to reach maturity. Back in time we were ringing all juveniles hatched in Bulgaria with one and the only hope – to observe it again in the sky over their breeding grounds. That‘s how 78 of the offsprings between 2007 and 2010 got a PVC and a metal ring on their legs. Years were...

The breeding performance of the Egyptian Vulture population in Bulgaria is among the highest in Europe


A new scientific paper focused on the Egyptian Vulture was published in the international ornithological journal Ornis Fennica . The paper was developed by a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and presents the results from the long-term analysis of the breeding performance and population trend of the species in Bulgaria from 2005 to 2016. The...

The door of the artificial nest is now open


Yesterday, a team of the "Egyptian vulture New LIFE" project opened the door of the adaptation aviary (hack) where the two vultures form the Prague and Zlin Zoos have been preparing for wildlife for ten days. They are already at the age at which most of the wild juveniles leave the nests, so the two Egyptian vultures are expected in the coming days to dare to leave...

Congregation of Egyptian vulture floaters observed at Studen Kladenets feeding station this year


The good management of the vulture restaurants by regular provision of sufficient amount of supplementary food for vultures continues to show very positive results. The persistent and professional care of the BSPB team managing the vulture restaurant in Studen Kladenets under the Re-Vultures and Egyptian Vulture New LIFE projects seems to benefit substantially the...

Egyptian vultures fledglings from European Zoos will be released in Bulgaria by the hacking method


On August 10, a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds ( BSPB ) and Green Balkans placed two young captive-bred Egyptian vultures in a hack near Madzharovo. The two vultures were donated by the Prague and Zlin Zoos in line with the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and were...

The efforts to apply the fostering method for Egyptian vultures in the wild continue


After the unsuccessful first attempt at the end of June for placement of a two-weekly Egyptian vulture donated by the Prague Zoo in a wild nest in the Eastern Rhodopes, the BSPB and Green Balkans team did not give up on this experimental action, which is important for the recovery of the Balkan population within the LIFE project “Egyptian Vulture New...