Nature Summit: EU officials to consider future of UK’s special places for wildlife

RSPB Media Release

Campaigners from across Europe, including the UK, are arriving in Brussels to tell the European Commission to drop the attack on vital nature laws, and focus on their enforcement instead.


Golden Eagles Struggle to cope with conditions in Ireland

Golden Eagles Struggle to Cope with the Conditions

The small Golden Eagle breeding population struggled to cope with the conditions in the Donegal Mountains in 2015. By and large the productivity of the Donegal breeding pairs will reflect the habitat conditions and associated live prey availability of their home ranges or territories. Human interference, either […]

Yorkshire Red Kites 2015 Breeding Season

2015 Breeding Season

The 2015 breeding season confirmed the continued expansion of the population with new pairs being recorded in a number of areas. Circumstances outside the control of Yorkshire Red Kites prevented the monitoring of breeding pairs in one area. The overall figures for the season, as shown in the table below, include an […]

New guidelines for feeding Bearded Vultures in captivity have been published by the VCF

Bearded Vulture, known as the bone breaker for obvious reasons

The bearded vulture captive breeding network (organised under an EEP program under EAZA – European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and managed by the VCF) is a fantastic and rather complex collaborative effort between many people and organisations – and is at […]

Black vulture population continues to increase in Andalucía – 360 pairs in 2015

The Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio of the Junta de Andalucía (the regional government) has recently published the results of the census of the breeding population of black vultures in that Spanish autonomous region: 360 breeding pairs, 31 more than in 2014. 119 of these pairs are in the province […]

Eastern Imperial eagle feared killed in Malta

Last week we published exciting news of the first ever Eastern Imperial eagle ever sighted on the Island of Malta see here . Experienced birdwatchers had first spotted the huge bird flying low over Buskett on Wednesday 3rd November, making it the first ever recorded presence of the Aquila heliacal species on the Maltese Islands.


West Mercia Police issue appeal following death of peregrine falcon bird in Clee Hill, Shropshire

West Mercia Police are appealing to the public for information after it was confirmed that a peregrine falcon had been found dead in a quarry in Clee Hill, Shropshire. The male peregrine had been poisoned.


Black (cinereous) vulture seen in Macedonia – first observation in the last 10 years

Photo: Emanuel Lisichanets – Aquila

A second or third year black vulture was seen (Friday 30.10.15) at a vulture supplementary feeding station in Vitachevo, together with 28 griffon vultures.


Summary of Natural England’s Hen Harrier satellite tagging data 2007 – 2014

We recently received an enquiry from one of our followers asking if we had access to any data applicable to the number and where abouts of the Hen Harriers which had been tagged under Natural England’s satellite tagging programme. In response to this request we have published known data collated between 2007 – 2014: This […]

The Chronicles of a Dream Come True! Vultures Return in Bulgaria

We are extremely happy and proud to present to you the Chronicle of a Dream Come True Video, telling the story of vultures return to Bulgaria. This is a project undertaken with the co-production of Green Balkans, the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna and the Birds of Prey Protection society, prepared within […]