The Short eared Owl in Britain

The Short-eared Owl is one of the most persecuted of the owls in Britain, because they breed mainly on upland heather moorland, bringing them into conflict with Red Grouse moorland managers and their gamekeepers. There is a massive wide range in expected breeding numbers from 200+ – 2500+ in a season which […]

Swedish Peregrine Falcon captured and then released at Casablanca

A 3-year old male Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus ringed in Sweden was captured in south of Casablanca on 18 December 2015. It was released after negotiations. The information has been transmitted to the Swedish Bird Ringing Centre.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Swedish-born male 3 years 12/18/2015 captured the south of Casablanca. Released after […]

The first nestling Griffon Vulture hatched in the Balkan Mountains for almost a century

For more than a decade our Bulgarian colleagues have been dreaming about restoring vulture populations in the Balkans – indeed the first feasibility studies for the reintroduction of griffons in the Central Balkan mountains, where they had disappeared many decades ago, was done 10 years ago.

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Breaking New – reintroduced pair of bearded vultures have laid eggs at a nest in Cazorla (Andalucia) Spain.

Another important milestone in the fantastic project to restore this species in Andalucía, Spain. This is the first nesting attempt in the wild after the species disappeared more than 30 years ago

It has just been confirmed that the pair of bearded vultures that had built a nest in Andalucia in […]

Albanian Government bans hunting of migrating birds

Last July, novelist and bird-watcher Jonathan Franzen wrote a devastating account for National Geographic magazine about the mass slaughter of migrating birds across the Mediterranean. The situation, he wrote, was especially dire in Albania, which lies along a major migratory fly way. Due to indiscriminate hunting, the skies above Albania were literally being emptied of […]