Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) avoids wind farm near Cape Kaliakra in Bulgaria

A Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) moving north was observed by a BSPB field team on 09.02.2012 within Kaliakra SPA (BG0002051). The second-year bird was coming from the south, flying about 20 meters over the ground and approaching the first wind turbine, sharply changed its flight direction towards east in order to avoid the wind farm.

BSPB and E.ON Bulgaria unite their efforts for the benefit of birds and people

On 13 February 2012 a second meeting between BSPB and E.ON Bulgaria was held in Varna, within the project Conservation of the Saker Falcon in NE Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The goal of the meeting was to continue the cooperation on one of the project activities that started in 2011 – insulation of electric posts in Dobrudzha.

The story of the Saker Falcon nest

In the beginning of 2011 a few members of Milvus Group with the help of Hungarian partners, searched for Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) nests in Dobrogea and in the Western Plain of Romania. Unfortunately they didn’t find any nesting pairs, not even in places where breeding of Sakers had been known in the past years.

New cage for disabled individuals built in Slovakia

On January 18th 2012 a new cage for disabled individuals, built within the LIFE project, was opened in the rescue centre of ZOO Bratislava. Injured or other handicapped individuals of Saker or other birds of prey will be placed in the cage during the treatment.

Bulgarian ornithologists saved a rare Falcon from Slovakia

Slovak Saker Falcon called Slávka, which was marked with a satellite transmitter (PTT) in June 2011, almost perished in central Bulgaria. Thanks to the intervention of local ornithologists, Slávka was saved and after professional help released back to the wild.

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