May 5, 2020

To be a bird in the Balkans: satellite transmitters, dangerous pigeon keepers and stolen eggs

In the Balkans, birds face a wide variety of risks. Our partner, BSPB – the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, is taking action to […]
September 27, 2019

Update – Egyptian vultures Sara & Tobia reach African skies!

Have you ever had to wait for a delayed flight? What’s the longest time you’ve waited? During her epic migration journey, the Egyptian vulture Sara had […]
September 26, 2019

How Albania is saving the Egyptian vultures in the Balkans

The Egyptian vulture is Europe’s only long-distance migratory vulture. Flying up to 640 km per day, it can travel 5000 km when migrating between its European […]
September 23, 2019

Sara and Tobia: two captive-bred Egyptian vultures enduring the challenges of the Mediterranean flyway

Two captive-bred Egyptian vultures, Sara and Tobia, were released in Italy in 2015 and have not been back since. Until now! Both birds travelled to Africa […]
September 15, 2019

The silent killer of Egyptian vultures

Last November, two Egyptian vultures were found dead in their nest in the International Douro Natural Park, on the border between Portugal and Spain, by the […]
September 6, 2019

World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever

Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird […]
August 27, 2019

How to release birds back into the wild – The story of three Egyptian vultures in Bulgaria

On May 15th 2019, three young Egyptian vultures named Fer, Andi and Panteley, were released from different zoos in the Eastern Rhodopes mountains after having spent […]
August 14, 2019

Flight for Survival – Winter is coming

This autumn, BirdLife continues to tell the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds. Last spring, our magnificent seven made nature’s most incredible journey north along […]