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At the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans there are currently 123 Eggs from 8 different bird species.

27.04.2021
At the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans, the breeding season is in full swing.

At the aviaries and the incubators, there are currently around 123 eggs and 12 hatchlings from 8 different bird species – Saker falcons, Bearded vultures, Cinereous vultures, Eastern imperial eagles, Lesser kestrels, Common kestrels, Barn – owls, Little owls.

Some of the breeding couples here, like for example the Eastern imperial eagles, are part of projects intended to help the species in the wild. Others, like the vultures and the Lesser kestrels, are part of activities focused on the recovery of extinct species.

However, there are also birds tasked with being foster parents to wild orphans, who have been received at the baby sector of the Centre. Such are the owls, the Common kestrels, and the little owls. Those are birds that had gone through treatment in the infirmary of The Rescue Centre but have permanent injuries which prevent them from living in the wild. Those birds do not only breed here but are also given the task to become foster families to the dozens of hatchlings who every year lose their families in the wild and end up with us.

The season has just begun and here the things are getting intense, but at the same time pretty interesting.

Of course, we will have many other occasions to boast about our new bird families, laid eggs, and hatchlings!
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A second egg laid for the Black Vultures in the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center

24.04.2021
24 days after the first Black Vultures’ egg was transferred in the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center incubator, the vulture female laid a second one.
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The names of two Griffon Vulture chicks hatched in the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Center are Mrak (Darkness) and Plamak (Flame)

21.04.2021
We would like to thank the donators Kostadin Karadzhov and his family as well as Ekaterina Ivanova and Plamen Noninski who became patrons of the vultures.

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The first Saker falcon family is back together!

17.04.2021
The first Saker falcon family is back together! Seven days after the hatching of the first four Saker falcons in the incubators of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre - Green Balkans, and after being looked after by the “Saker Falcon Reintroduction in Bulgaria” team, the chicks are now reunited with their parents!
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A batch of Black and Griffon vultures - transferred for adaptation and release later on in Kotel

15.04.2021
On April 13th, 8 Black Vultures were transferred from the Sinite kamani Nature Park aviary to the adaptation aviary in Kotel to be released by the “Bright Future for Black Vulture” LIFE14/NAT/BG/649 project team. Among other tagged birds, there is the Black Vulture Djuranlii who was rehabilitated in the Green Balkans’ Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center. All released birds will strengthen the Black vulture group in the area, which already made us happy with 2 nesting pairs - for the first time since many decades.

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Two baby chicks successfully raised by the Griffon Vulture pair in the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center

12.04.2021
Within one breeding season, the Griffon vulture pair in the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center successfully managed to raise two baby vultures what is a rare success. 
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