Happy news for the wild Saker falcons in Bulgaria!

Happy news for the wild Saker falcons in Bulgaria!

A few days ago, the "LIFE for Falcons" project field team made us happy with wonderful news!

The territory of the only known pair of Saker falcons in Bulgaria is occupied this year by a family that has already managed to occupy the nest of other birds of prey in the area, behaviour - typical of this species of falcons.

We are still not completely sure whether the male is the same one that inhabits the territory from 2018, when the birds were first discovered, until 2021. The female, for sure, is new, because since 2018, twice, already, the male loses a partner, for various reasons.

Our team continues to monitor the birds, and we will try to find out their origin as soon as possible.
We knew about the previous couples, for example, that they were hatched at the Rescue Center as part of the activities of the Green Balkans to restore the species in Bulgaria in 2015 and 2016. This became clear thanks to the rings with which they were marked.

So, whoever they are, we hope for a successful breeding season, after which many live and healthy young birds will fly out of the nest!

The "Securing the recovery of the endangered Saker falcon in Bulgaria and southern Romania" (LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162) project has a duration of 5 years and is funded by the LIFE program of the European Union.