Some more good news from the VCF regarding black vultures in Mallorca 🙂
A Cinereous Vulture census every ten years is one of the actions planned in the Terrasse Plan for the recovery, conservation and monitoring of diurnal birds of prey in the Balearic Islands. During the latest census, a total of 68 volunteers covered 15 observation points in the Serra de Tramuntana, mainly in the central-northern area, for two days in October 2021. The results estimate the population at 332 specimens, while in the previous census in 2008, 123 birds were counted.
“The latest count ratifies the upward trend in the recovery of the species, the result of the recovery work through reinforcement measures and the fight against poison, but we have to continue working to ensure that this species recovers throughout Mallorca”, stated Miquel Mir, the Balearic Councillor for the Environment and Territory, who recalled that the species is currently classified as Vulnerable.