In the middle of December last year, we received information about our Griffon Vulture with the winged mark “18”, which was found in Turkey near the Syrian border (about which we wrote here …”).
This young female hatched at Uvac and marked on the nest in 2018 by Marking Team of the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation.
LOCALITY WHERE IS THE NEST:
MAGNIFICENT VIEW OVER THE NEST WHERE THE BIRD WAS MARKED ON THE 1.6.2018. YEARS:
During the marking she was the calmest Vulture and she was known about her “selfy” photographs together with members of the Marking Team. That is why she was named “DOBRILA”.
Dobrila successfully left the nest and her first report was near the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, 12.12.2018. years.
According to our data, which we have because of the long-term regular implementation of the program of marking and monitoring of vultures, about 92% of young birds wander. Most migrate to the southeastern Mediterranean. On that occasion, a large number of them suffer in various ways, from poisoning, electrocution, poaching, exhaustion, etc. About 62% manage to return to homeland
Thus, Dobrila was found in Turkey, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of that country informed us, in accordance with good international practice of protection of endangered species.
After the inspection and several days of supervision by an authorized veterinarian she recovered and was released.
Unfortunately, by the end of December, she was found by the border patrol of the Turkish army. The soldiers caught the bird, placed her in warm place, fed her, and then handed over to the National Parks Directorate. In the first moment it was thought that she has broken the wing, but the examination found only a minor injuries.
She is now safe under expert supervision. According to the veterinarian, she recovered, she is ready to fly, but she will still be waiting for the weather to improve and strengthen.
We hope Dobrila will be lucky and find her way back to Uvac. We are going to continue our work on creating more favorable conditions in Serbia in order to keep these birds in greater numbers in our country, less wandering and risking. Here we primarily refer to the opening of new feeding places.
It is extreme important to continue of marking and monitoring of the vultures so we can know where our birds are moving and how we can help them. About marking and how you can support this activity, read here … » strong>