From 31.05. to 2.6.2019. The first shift of the Marking Team of the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation has completed work on marking the Griffon Vultures in the Special Nature Reserve “Uvac” and happily returned home! We had great support from “Uvac Reserve”, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” and, of course, excellent climbers from Speleological Club “Ponir” from Banja Luka and ASAK.
Despite the bad weather conditions, we have worked all the time and managed to climb to 13 nests. Unfortunately, the number of marked Vultures is smaller and what is worrisome is that more “traditional” occupied nests, which Vultures used for years are now abandoned. We have also noted a greater number of previously marked Vultures, which indicates that marking is working well.
Enjoy the scenes of this year marking (I shift)
The next weekend is the 2nd shift of the Marking Team. We hope they will have better weather and wish them success in the work!