Has another historic snowy owl invasion already begun in the northeast and upper midwest of the United States?

 

Pennsylvania and other northern states of America could be in the path of another big influx of snowy owls from the tundra of the Arctic again this winter.

Indications are building that many of the large owls, referred to by the code SNOW by licensed bird-banders, according to Project SNOWstorm, a snowy owl-tracking […]

Bearded vultures – and the LIFE GYP CONNECT– on the big screen – and in your living room

The tv channel ARTE – available on many cable packages – will air a spectacular documentary on the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Pre-Alps and the Grands Causses, and our own project LIFE GYPCONNECT, this Saturday 19th November at 20h (Central European Time), in the programme 360° GEO.

BirdLife reveals the migratory routes and wintering areas of the Booted Eagle.

Presented today the Migration and Spatial Ecology of the Spanish population of booted eagle , second monograph of the Migra program , developed by SEO / BirdLife with the collaboration of the Fundación Iberdrola España. To carry out the study, 21 eagles have been marked with GPS and more than 83,000 locations have been […]

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 […]

Bearded vulture Roc Genèse came back to its natal area in the Pre-Pyrenees – his brother Flamadel could not be tagged

Roc Genèse, the first wild bearded vulture nestling ever tagged in the French pre-Pyrenees, came back to its natal area after months of wandering across the Central Pyrenees.

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News from the LIFE Re vultures – griffon and black vultures from the Rodopes-Dadia area (Bulgaria/Greece) tracked

A total of 7 griffon vultures – four adults and three young – and 11 black vultures have been fitted in the last few months by the LIFE Re Vultures team with tags, to study their dispersal and movements, and identify threats.

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Batumi (Georgia) Raptor Migration Report 2016

A Raptor Migration Report from Georgia well worth reading, we trust you will agree?

The 9th consecutive Batumi Raptor Count has come to an end, and we are proud to present you some of the results. Again we managed to count a total of more than one million migrating birds of prey, […]

First bearded vulture in Israel for more than 10 years – and a bounty of black vultures too!

Some rare and unusual vultures have been seen in Israel this winter – including a very rare bearded vulture, and record numbers of black vultures. Both species bred in Israel in the past but are rarely seen these days.

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Migration bottlenecks of Balkan Egyptian vultures Neophron percnopterus tracked by satellite telemetry

Egyptian Vulture: Image by Bruno Berthémy

Recent spatial analysis on the migration routes of 14 Egyptian vultures (both adults and immatures),done in the framework of the LIFE Return of the Neophron project, revealed that the Egyptian vultures from the Balkans are flying longer and more tortuous migration routes than the birds from […]

“Who tagged this griffon?”

This question is asked countless times in the specialized email lists or fora– Griffon vultures in Europe are partly migratory, and movements of tagged griffons across borders are a daily occurrence – especially in the autumn.

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