A second bearded vulture territorial pair confirmed in Andalusia, Spain

During the breeding season 2014-15, when the first breeding success occurred in the Andalusia bearded vulture reintroduction project, a second pair was observed in a territory at the Sierras of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. Although the birds were very young (the male was born in 2010 and the female in 2012), some matting […]

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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Famous UK millionaire potter distorts true facts on barn owl decline

Emma Bridgewater is a famous potter who has made £millions often using British bird images on mugs pots and other ceramics she produces.

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She has now moved out to calendars with one in particular concentrating on the countryside and giving you ideas what to do each month.

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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 […]

The bearded vulture breeding season is starting across Europe´s mountain ranges!

Bearded vultures are one of the earliest breeders in Europe – their timing perfectly adapted to have chicks in early spring, when many of the mountain herbivores on which they feed (when they die) have their first […]

Hen Harrier is Actually Two Different Species

New research confirms that the hen harrier(Circus cyaneus), a medium-sized bird of prey found in parts of North America and Eurasia, is two different species of bird that are only distantly related.

The study, led by Dr. Graham Etherington of the University of California’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and the Earlham Institute, explores the […]

Landscape factors affecting territory occupancy and breeding success of Egyptian Vultures on the Balkan Peninsula: new paper

Egyptian Vulture. Photo Bruno Berthémy

Data on territory occupancy and breeding success for 87 different territories of the Endangered Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus in the Balkans were correlated with 48 different environmental variables to understand the relative influence of various factors on population declines. The analysis included 405 breeding events between 2003 […]

RSPB Scotland responds to gift of grouse Press Release.

RSPB Scotland has dismissed a press release issued today by the “Gift of Grouse” campaign that attempts to draw a veil over the continued persecution of birds of prey on areas of land managed intensively for driven grouse shooting. The reports on which these assertions are based are not in the public domain, and therefore […]

“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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After failing in the last 4 years, the only bearded vulture pair in Andorra successfully fledged a chick this year – see the incredible images

On the 24th of June, at 10:04 a.m., a 119 days old chick fledged from a bearded vulture nest in Andorra, the first success after 4 years of failures. This has been superbly documented through a high quality video camera that had been placed near the nest (see video above).

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