Tragic news from captive-bred Egyptian vultures Regina and Lom – both drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean

When Regina, and then Lom – two of the three captive bred Egyptian Vultures released this year in Bulgaria – crossed from Turkey to Cyprus on their migration south, our hearts sunk. We knew already that about 70% of all tagged wild nestlings from the Balkans ended up drowning in the Med in […]

Another good year for Pallid Harrier-how many will be killed on Red Grouse Moors?

Male Pallid Harrier: Just how secure will these birds be when entering Red Grouse Moors?

The raptor migration hot spot at Falsterbo, on the south-western tip of Sweden, is having another great year for Pallid Harriers with 10 seen this week alone and 40 for the autumn […]

Captive-bred black vulture “Bernardus” released in Verdon is now in Portugal

Bernardus, a young female black vulture, was equipped with a GPS transmitter before being released in the Gorges du Verdon (France) last September, as part of the black vulture reintroduction project there (see pictures). Bernardus was born in captivity in Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium, within the European black vulture captive breeding program (EEP), […]

Snowy owl’s far-flung travels tracked in incredible detail

For the third year in a row, a snowy owl originally banded in Maryland is back from the Far North—and thanks to ground-breaking tracking technology, scientists with Project SNOWstorm have been able to follow its movements across thousands of miles with an unprecedented level of precision.

The male snowy owl, then a […]

Satellite-tagged Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) at Guelmim, Morocco

A Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti with a satellite transmitter on its back photographed by Rachid El Khamlichi a few days ago in the region of Guelmim, southern Morocco. The bird observed also by Daniel Buron, Alfonso Godino, Catarina Machado and Jose Rafael Garrido who visited the region together. It’s probably one of […]

Black vulture Bernardus goes south in Spain

On the 21st November we published details of the movement of the captive-bred Black Vulture “Bernarnus” which had been released in September from it’s enclosure in the Verdon Valley, southern France. You are able to follow the story here. Today we are adding additional details published this week by the Vulture Conservation Foundation showing the […]

1506 Peregrine Falcons in 1 Day Count – New World Migration Record

It has just been announced this morning by a number of British news media companies that Prince William during his visit to China will be making a TV appeal to the Chinese people asking the country to protect endangered species INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM. This approach by our future king is tainted by his […]

Natal dispersal of Eagle Owls: a European scale project

Photo: Vincenzo Penteriani Natal dispersal (i.e., the movement of wandering individuals from their birthplaces to their first breeding locations) can be considered one of the most intriguing ecological processes determining the spatial spreading of individuals. Dispersal is a field that embraces a multitude of disciplines, from population ecology and genetics to conservation biology. In […]

An amazing English Osprey Migration Record.

While most of the attention has been placed on the success of this years ospreys at Bassenthwaite Lake in the English Lake District, amazing news comes from a former youngster called White 14. This is a chick which hatched at Bassenthwaite in 2013 and was fitted with a satellite tracker. He had a rather […]

Migrating Golden Eagles facing slaughter in Ontario, Canada

PRESS RELEASE May 22nd 2015

Migrating golden eagles could be slaughtered in their hundreds in Ontario

Wind projects in southern Ontario clutter the lake shores, which are followed by millions of birds during migrations – map credit: http://ontario-wind-turbines.org/ Whereas in Michigan, Huron County has […]