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The first Saker Falcons for 2024 have hatched at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans!

The first Saker Falcons for 2024 have hatched at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans!

09.04.2024
At the Rescue Centre we already have our first three Saker Falcon hatchlings!

They hatched a few days ago in the Centre's incubators and are now under the watchful care of the "Saker Falcon Reintroduction in Bulgaria" project team.

Our colleagues will look after the falcons until they are seven days old, after which they will be returned to their parents. This is a common practice in captive breeding programmes, thanks to which the chance of survival of the hatchlings in their first days increases significantly!

We remind you that the Green Balkans team has been working on the reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in our country for more than 12 years now. Thanks to our efforts, after decades of absence, the species is breeding again in Bulgaria, and this year we have registered our fourth certain pair in the wild!

Currently, at the Rescue Centre there are a total of 33 Sakers Falcon eggs. We hope that they will all hatch successfully and will fly freely in our skies this summer!

We express gratitude to Fernando Feas - a falcon breeder from Spain and our consultant from the beginning of this breeding season!

The project "Saker Falcon Reintroduction in Bulgaria" is funded by the Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund.


Activities for the recovery of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria are funded by Armeec JSC.