The spring monitoring of the Egyptian Vulture (π˜•π˜¦π˜°π˜±π˜©π˜³π˜°π˜― 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘀𝘯𝘰𝘱𝘡𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘴) in the Balkans has revealed the same number of occupied territories as in 2019 – 51, while the number of pairs is 45 (vs 46 in 2019).

The number of occupied territories in Albania is eight where five territories are occupied by pairs and three others by single birds. This figure shows a decrease compared to 2019 (6 pairs, 3 single birds) and coincides unfortunately with the long-term trend where the total number of occupied territories has decreased by 43% since 2006 (from 14 to 8).

Meanwhile Bulgaria holds most of the population on the peninsula with 26 occupied territories and 25 pairs (51% and 55% respectively), 21 of which are incubating.

Unfortunately, the Greek population has dropped to another historical minimum with only three pairs left in the region of Thrace. A single male with a territory seems to be the last Egyptian vulture in Western Greece.

The same tendency has been observed in Northern Macedonia where only 12 breeding territories are occupied by pairs so far (13 in 2019).

Nevertheless, the spring monitoring will be followed by another monitoring in June 2020. This monitoring is expected to confirm more precisely the number of territories and breeding pairs in the Balkans and Albania.

You could read more in 𝘩𝘡𝘡𝘱://𝘸𝘸𝘸.𝘭π˜ͺ𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘯.𝘦𝘢/#𝘒-𝘡𝘩𝘦-𝘦𝘨𝘺𝘱𝘡π˜ͺ𝘒𝘯-𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘡𝘢𝘳𝘦-𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘴-π˜ͺ𝘡𝘴-𝘴𝘡𝘒𝘡𝘢𝘴-𝘲𝘢𝘰-π˜ͺ𝘯-𝘡𝘩𝘦-𝘣𝘒𝘭𝘬𝘒𝘯𝘴 about the Egyptian Vulture in the Balkans and Albania

This activity was carried out under the frames of the LIFE+ project β€œEgyptian vulture New LIFE” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874).

Share This