Fantastic background info on tracking black vultures in Portugal and Spain
The male Cinereous Vulture Monsanto hatched in the Herdade da Contenda (HC) estate in Portugal back in 2021. As part of a monitoring programme, our partners at Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN) and HC found the young vulture in a state of great weakness and swiftly transferred it to the CRAS wildlife rehabilitation centre in Monsanto to receive the care he needed. After 80 days of recovery, the bird was baptised Monsanto and was equipped with identification rings and a GPS/GSM transmitter ahead of his release. He was then released back to nature on 4 October 4 2021, and we have been able to closely track his movements ever since.