News

A total of 19 Saker Falcons are released in the wild! 

A total of 19 Saker Falcons are released in the wild! 

27.06.2023
As of today, all 19 juvenile Saker Falcons, which were redirected to the adaptation aviaries part of "Reintroduction of the Saker falcon in Bulgaria" project, are now flying free!
 
With them, the total released birds within our project activities are now 160!

We remind you that Green Balkans has been working for the return of the species for more than 10 years.

As a consequence of our activities, the Saker Falcon has moved from an extinct as a breeding species in Bulgaria to one with two confirmed pairs in the wild made up of "our" birds.

The work of the Green Balkans field team does not end with the release of the last birds from our adaptation aviaries, or hacks. Now comes the responsible task of monitoring and bringing food to the "tables" specially installed near the hacks.

This will continue until the last Saker Falcon has left the hack territory, which usually happens in mid- to late August!

We wish the chicks good luck and hope to meet them again in 2-3 years as part of pairs breeding in the wild in Bulgaria!

We are grateful to Luboš Vaněk from the Czech Republic, who donated some of the birds which were released!

The "Reintroduction of the Saker falcon in Bulgaria" project is funded by Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund and Armeec JSC.