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February 16, 2021 at 10:57 am #347clive
Anyone seen a bearded vulture recently. a few years ago year one was being tracked moving from the Cazorla area across to my neck of the woods but it turned back after resting fro a few days in the Sierra Nevada. Any way I have updated the info page over at Wildside Holidays.
If you see a bearded vulture and are lucky enough to also note the colors and position of any rings or wing tags then you can identify the bird on the website of Quebrantehuesos.org.
According to their website there are 135 tagged released birds. Some have radio tracking systems whilst others are ringed and/or wing tagged. Not all the birds are accounted for so your observation is important for the continuing success of the re-introduction system
February 17, 2021 at 8:23 am #373clive
From 2006 to 2019 of the 60 odd individuals released in Andalusia 23 are still alive and being tracked. 19 are dead and the rest have lost their transmitors. However, 19 are confirmed alive and well from recent sightings,
In January 2021 6 pairs of bearded vultures had already nested and were sitting eggs. Great news!
The Junta de Andalucia official web page for this programme is here.
There is an unoficial facebook page that has some English language updated information here. https://www.facebook.com/necrofagasandalucia/
February 17, 2021 at 8:35 am #374clive
Earlier this month testing of feeding platforms in the cazorla area of Andalusia proved to be successful.
The group of volunteers that work on this project have a facebook page here. https://www.facebook.com/necrofagasandalucia/
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February 17, 2021 at 9:34 am #376Nick Lloyd
- This reply was modified 11 months ago by clive.
I’ve been lucky enough to see them in most recent years, sometimes very close indeed as we go to the pre-pyrenees quite a lot. Best sighting ever was flying, almost hovering, right over, maybe 50 meters above, the trampoline my son was bouncing on with friend in the rented house we were staying inMarch 24, 2021 at 8:27 pm #567clive
It seems that the success up in the north of Spain now requires the translocation of “floaters”. Ie non breeding bearded vultures that are infringing on the territory of breeding pairs….. It really is fascinating and incredible work that these guys are doing.
March 24, 2021 at 8:44 pm #568Rachel
And in Andalusia there have been 10 chicks hatched this year so far?March 28, 2021 at 6:41 am #593clive
April 15, 2021 at 3:15 pm #653Carl
There was a program about the bearded vulture on ONDA CERO. The Fundación para a Conservación del Quebrantahuesos won the prize from the Fundación BBVA for 26 odd years of work that they have done..December 17, 2021 at 7:15 am #1174clive
Interesting tracking data from the release project in Maestrazgo /els Ports in Castellón.
Since 2018, we have been releasing young captive-bred Bearded Vulture individuals into Maestrazgo to reintroduce the species in the region. We have been tracking the GPS movements of the released birds, and it seems they are adapting well and exploring the surrounding area.
More info on the VCF website: https://4vultures.org/blog/update-on-the-movements-of-released-captive-bred-bearded-vultures-in-maestrazgo/
Read more about Maestrazgo here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/maestrazgo-global-geopark/
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