News

How do the young Saker falcons cope in the wild?

How do the young Saker falcons cope in the wild?

21.07.2020
The fieldwork on the release of the Saker falcons, within the 'Reintroduction of the Saker falcon in Bulgaria' project, continues in full force. After 12 young falcons, hatched at the Green Balkans Rescue Centre, were successfully released earlier this summer through adaptation aviaries, the project team continues its work on caring for the young birds in the field.

See what Yana Andnova, field assistants of the project, shared with us: 'The daily monitoring of the released young falcons in the area continues, and regular feeding of the birds continues. At this stage, the four youngest, recently released Saker falcons are observed every day in the area of ​​the first adaptation aviary.

And we also often see a few of the previously released, now larger birds. They all adapt well - eating, flying, and hunting. The smaller ones stick more around the aviary, while the older ones now spend less time there - more in flight, touring more distant areas.'

The 'Reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria' project is financed by Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund and  Armeec JSC.