Are we spying the Egyptian vulture families in Bulgaria in 2020?


© Emil Yordanov

The answer is „Yes, we do“. A team of the “Egyptian vulture New LIFE” project installed 7 trail cameras in 7 nests of Egyptian vultures last week. The goal is to reveal the secret life of the pairs up close in order to understand important changes that happen there – a change of partners due to mortality, intraspecific agression between chicks, food provisioning, breeding phenology. This knowledge could help us to protect the species and better plan conservation actions.

We plan to install 2 trail cameras this week and thus we will cover almost half of the population of the species in Bulgaria.

Don‘t miss the chance to be part of our surveillance campaign and follow closely the life of one of our pairs in the north of Bulgaria online on the website


The LIFE project "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) brings together institutions and organizations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa and is implemented with the financial support of the EU LIFE Programme. The Coordinating Beneficiary is the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria (BSPB). Associated Beneficiaries are:  Hellenic Ornithological Society / BirdLife Greece (HOS),  WWF Greece, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife UK (RSPB), Doğa Derneği / BirdLife Turkey (DD), regional offices of BirdLife International in Africa and Middle East, A.P. Leventis Ornithological and Research Institute (APLORI), CMS Raptors MoU, Green Balkans.