Maria is a female Griffon Vulture that we have been tracking for four years. So far we have collected as many as 25,600 GPS points, with all the data on her movement and behavior such as speed of movement, height, places where she rests, feeds, but also of her overall “Home Range”.
She has been in the monitoring program practically since hatching, when se was marked on the nest at Zlatarsko jezero, June 1, 2017. by the Foundation’s Marking team, with metal and color rings, and for easier identification on the left wing there is also a yellow-blue marker marked “06”.
In January of the following year, she was found by an exhausted Mr. Zoran Rajičić from Čačak, so on January 24, 2018. placed in the Vulture’s Center in Uvac. When she recovered, she was equipped with a satellite transmitter and on September 1, 2018. was released during the celebration of the International Vulture Awareness Day on Uvac.
During these 4 years, Maria did not undertake long wanderings, nor did she leave Serbia, but she did fly over the territory in search of food. She is the first Vulture whose behavior we were able to track with satellite telemetry until