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A Griffon Vulture from Bulgaria Released on a Greek Island

A Griffon Vulture from Bulgaria Released on a Greek Island

© Marios Fournaris Every year, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) marks young and adult Griffon Vultures in the Rhodope Mountains. Thanks to this practice, we've been able to follow the incredible journey of one of these birds with the wing tag...

Record of 138 pairs of Griffon Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes

Record of 138 pairs of Griffon Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes

© Yana Barzova The population of the Griffon Vulture in the Eastern Rhodopes continues to grow this year. Last week, a team from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) visited the nesting colonies of the species along the Arda River in the Eastern...

Proceedings of the Global Egyptian Vulture Online Conference 2022

Proceedings of the Global Egyptian Vulture Online Conference 2022

The Global Egyptian Vulture Online Conference was held on 8-9 November 2022 under the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) project. The proceedings were published in a special issue of the journal Vulture News, containing 65 extended abstracts of...

Vulture Adventures during Christmas in Greece

Vulture Adventures during Christmas in Greece

Photo: © Dimitris Vasilakis On the eve of the Christmas holidays, one of the Cinereous vultures released just a month earlier near Madzharovo found itself in a dangerous situation in neighboring Greece. After leaving the Madzharovo area, the bird-headed to the...

Iron Curtain to Green Belt Artist Residency

Iron Curtain to Green Belt Artist Residency

BSPB are hosting an artist residency which will celebrate the beauty of the landscape in Bulgaria and raise awareness of the conservation work they are doing for the protection of birds and their habitats. Bulgarian musician and composer Ivan Shopov will be working in...

849 Griffon Vultures have been counted on the Balkan Peninsula

849 Griffon Vultures have been counted on the Balkan Peninsula

© Yana Barzova On December 2nd, teams from Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, and North Macedonia counted a total of 849 Griffon Vultures during the traditional count of the species in the Balkans. This event has been taking place since 2005, and it is organized and...

An international census of wintering pelicans was conducted

An international census of wintering pelicans was conducted

© Svilen Cheshmedziev/BSPB An international census of wintering Dalmatian pelicans on the Balkan Peninsula took place in late November and mid-December. The purpose of the census is to collect data on the number and distribution of endangered Dalmatian pelicans in the...