A total of five young Griffon Vultures were captured and trapped in October and November 2017 near the village of Dolno Ozirovo, Vrachanski Balkan NP.
Regular monitoring of birds at Pomorie Lake was made in the past week.
The last Sunday of October was the official event for the German Environmental Awards organized by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU - Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt).
During the past month the migration of Sandwich terns (Sterna sandvicensis) from the Black Sea is continuing to be intensive. At Pomorie Lake the numbers of feeding and roosting terns have been varying significantly – from 30 to 300. Several Sandwich terns marked with colour rings have been observed. Birds were hatched in the Pomorie Lake colony in the period 2010-2013 when in total more than 250 chicks were ringed during a study of their migration and life duration.
Between 24 and 25 October, Environmental Centre “Lomovete” in Nisovo village, hosted the expert meeting on discussing the challenges for protecting birds from electrocution in Bulgaria. The meeting was organized by Friends of Nature Park “Rusenski Lom” Club as part of the DANUBEPARKS Connected project.
Two new vultures were donated to Green Balkans by the German Allwetterzoo Münster and Tierpark Goerlitz to join the programme for the restoration of Griffon and Black Vulture in Bulgaria.
We mapped some 100 pylons between the village of Bikovo and the town of Kermen, after a signal for tens of carcasses of electrocuted birds, among them a Griffon Vulture.
The Uvac Gorge in Serbia hosted a Vulture Expert Meeting, which has gathered conservationists from Bulgaria (Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna), Serbia, Croatia and Greece.
After the accident in spring, which lead to the death of over 30 Griffon Vultures in Kresna Gorge, poisoners strike again in the same region!
After the release of 40 young Lesser Kestrels from the adaptation aviary in the Centre, in the last days of the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project this summer, it is time to take care of their homes, so, when spring comes, they will return with their families, we hope.