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“Ornithological sensation” as griffon vulture spotted in Poland for first time in over a decade

May 23, 2022| Society

https://notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/23/ ... -a-decade/

Quote: "A griffon vulture has been spotted feeding in southern Poland in the first confirmed sighting of the species in the country for more than a decade.
Naturalists described the visit by Europe’s second-largest bird – which probably once nested in Poland, but is now officially extinct in the country – as an “ornithological sensation”.
Jerzy Sikora, a forester in an area neighbouring Babia Góra national park, saw the bird of prey feasting on a dead sheep while he was observing damage done by wolves in the area."
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Very bad and sad news: Bearded Vulture female "Wally" found dead.

https://www.lbv.de/naturschutz/arten-sc ... y-ist-tot/
(Press release with more info: https://www.lbv.de/news/details/vermiss ... y-ist-tot/ )


Quote (Google T): "Unfortunately, there is sad news to report from the resettlement project:
During what is now the 8th search operation on Saturday, our team was finally able to recover Wally's transmitter in a steep gully in the Reintal - tragically and completely unexpectedly together with Wally's remains. Due to the circumstances of the find, we assume an accident and a natural cause of death, but it will of course be examined in detail in a specialist institute for clarification. This is a major turning point for all of us, but unfortunately it shows that an initial successful release does not mean successful reintroduction. We need staying power and continued support for our long-term goal of a stable bearded vulture population in the Eastern Alps. On June 9th At the next release, Wally's sister follows in big footsteps together with Bavaria's cousin, who is left behind by her pioneer. For us, who watched Wally grow up and followed every step of her development with joy, this is a very sad moment.
However, we are in the middle of the various preparations for the new release and have to focus our entire concentration on its success.

Depressed greetings,
your bearded vulture team "
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Definitely sad news, I read about it yesterday :cry:

I´ve had still the hope that Wally had discovered another interesting area for her and that only the transmitter stopped working earlier than expected.

But on 9. June the next two female Bearded Vulture youngsters will be carried to the cave in Klausbachtal in Nationalpark Berchtesgadener Land, hopefully also these two will fledge successfully.

It is such an amazing and fascinating long-time project over 10 years.
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On 9. June the two young Bearded Vulture Ladies "Dagmar" and "Recka" were carried up to their new home, a cave in Klausbachtal, Nationalpark Berchtesgadener Land, Bavarian Alps, Germany.

They will live there until the fledge and be able to overcome the protecting fence around the cave.
Food is provided all 2-3 days, but humans will deliver it staying out of their sight.

Short video about the way up and arrival at the cave:



Here one can watch their doings live
https://www.lbv.de/naturschutz/arten-sc ... er-webcam/

Cams are powered by solar panels, so it might come to dropouts during bad weather periods.

I wish them good luck and a long life!
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Good news about Donna Elvira, the Bearded Vulture released in the Swiss Alps and found injured (collision with transport cable in January): She has recovered well and been released a second time two weeks ago.
https://www.bartgeier.ch/news-bartgeier ... -unterwegs
GT, quote:"Positive interim balance
Two weeks after the release we can draw a first positive interim balance. Donna Elvira is slowly getting used to life in the Alps again: she finds places to drink and feed, seeks out sheltered places to sleep and keeps expanding the radius on her forays.
We will continue to closely monitor Donna Elvira. Her development is satisfactory and we are confident that Donna Elvira's second attempt will succeed. But it will take time before we can be sure."
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The 2022 International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) is just round the corner.

As usual, IVAD is about to be celebrated on the first Saturday of September - this year that's 3 September. At https://www.vultureday.org/ you can find an official list of institutions which will be hosting IVAD events this year. But even if you are not near any of the places listed, it might still be worth checking whether your local zoo is about to celebrate the 2022 IVAD with activities, games, quizzes or commentated feedings :2thumbsup:
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Today, the next generation of Bearded Vultures has been released in the Bavarian Alps. This time, it's a female named "Sisi" and a male named "Nepomuk". For further information:

https://www.lbv.de/naturschutz/arten-sc ... gewildert/

Webcam-link:
https://www.lbv.de/naturschutz/arten-sc ... er-webcam/

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Bearded Vulture Pro Foundation

Friday, 06/09/2023
The young birds are here!


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The release will take place tomorrow
https://www.bartgeier.ch/bilderblog/202 ... el-sind-da

Next Sunday it's time! We can again release two young bearded vultures. At the beginning of the week,
the young male Marco arrived from the Estonian zoo in Tallinn. Today, Hans Frey and Katl Heissenberger brought the young female Obwaldera from their breeding station, the Haringsee Owl and Birds of Prey Center near Vienna, to the Goldau Nature and Animal Park.

Both animals are doing well and we have already been able to put the rings on and bleach some feathers. Now they can recover from the trip a little away from the hustle and bustle in a quiet and spacious enclosure of the zoo.

On Sunday evening after the release, we will report here how the two young vultures arrived in the release niche near Melchsee-Frutt. Until then, you can visit our webcam, which we were able to put back into operation yesterday, and take a first look at the Henglirain, where our two youngsters will soon be doing their first laps.


anyone who wants can watch it live
https://www.bartgeier.ch/webcam
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In the case of the bearded vulture, the 2nd chick is generally displaced. Two chicks never grow up in one nest
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WILDBRUTEN/ wild breeds
https://www.bartgeier.ch/wildbruten
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Info by an Friend: Bad news. Vulture Marcus, from Estonia

Unfortunately we don't have good news today. We had to catch the bearded vulture Marco and bring him to the Goldau nature and animal park. Not because he had health problems, but because his behavior was increasingly causing problems. Marco still showed little or no fear of people. Unfortunately, this led to him ending up at the surveillance containers again today and also getting tangled up in a fence. Marco is the first young vulture to exhibit such abnormal behavior and we are investigating the cause. Marco's condition will be clarified in the Goldau nature and animal park over the next few days. Unfortunately, we currently rate the chances that Marco can be released back into the wild as rather small.

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I got a mail from a friend.. very sad news :sad:
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On September 20th, a helicopter collided with a bearded vulture in Valais.
The female of the breeding pair “Coude du Rhône” was fatal
injured. It is the female Elena, who was born in 2010
was released into the wild in the Italian Southern Alps and a total of four since 2019
raised a boy.
The accident occurred in an area frequently flown over by bearded vultures
happened, fortunately had no tragic consequences for the pilot,
who, through a quick reaction, caused a collision with the cabin
Helicopter could prevent.
Thanks to a risk map prepared by the foundation in collaboration with the
University of Bern was able to develop, it is now known where bearded vultures
fly particularly frequently. This card could help reduce risk in the future
to reduce such collisions. Also when planning
Infrastructure facilities, especially when looking for a location for
Wind turbines, these basics can be used to .
Contribution from French-speaking Switzerland television from October 3, 2023:

https://www.rts.ch/info/regions/valais/ ... alais.html
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Why Marco had to go back

https://www.bartgeier.ch/news-bartgeier ... eck-musste

GT:
Unfortunately, we had to catch bearded vulture Marco back in August, even though he had already fledged and was in good health. Behavioral problems prompted us to take this step, which was difficult for us but was essential for the well-being of the young bird. A brief review will show once again what problems arose for Bearded Geier Marco and how this situation could come about.

Marco's behavior led to dangerous situations
As the summer progressed, it became increasingly apparent that Marco's behavior was causing serious problems. Even before his first flight, there was a very dangerous encounter with a chamois. Because she perceived Marco's behavior as a threat to her fawn, she attacked Marco violently. Because it spread its large wings instead of huddling up and fluffing itself up, as young bearded vultures usually do in unfamiliar situations. It was only thanks to great luck that this interlude went smoothly and Marco remained uninjured.

Unfortunately, Marco didn't learn from this encounter. He continued to behave very unusually: he ended up in the middle of groups of ibex and again and again very close to mountain hikers. If Marco was attacked by bearded vulture Fredueli, he flew to our monitoring station and sought protection here. We were only able to drive him away again with great difficulty. We also had to ensure that there were no dangerous encounters with dogs. When he finally got tangled in a fence during one of his risky actions, we took the opportunity, caught Marco and took him to the Goldau Nature and Animal Park to be examined.

Behavioral problems due to difficult rearing
Based on the veterinary examinations in the Goldau Nature and Animal Park, we were able to rule out that an illness led to Marco's unusual behavior. We therefore had to finally give up our hope of being able to release Marco back into the wild a second time after his recapture.

Our research revealed that raising Marco at Tallinn Zoo in Estonia was difficult. His parents had not accepted Marco as a chick and were unable to care for him. The team at Tallinn Zoo therefore wanted to implement the method recommended by the European breeding program: breeding must take place in a box with visual contact with the parents and feeding without visual contact with zookeepers. But the low temperatures in Tallinn prevented the young vulture from being placed in this box in time. As a result, Marco apparently had contact with people for too long and lost his shyness.

Shyness is central to survival
As described above, Marco's trust increased over the course of the summer. Therefore, we had to assume that he would continue to find himself in very dangerous and potentially fatal situations. In addition, unpleasant encounters can also occur for humans if such a large bird shows no shyness.

For these reasons we cannot release Marco back into the wild. Instead, we will soon transfer the young bearded vulture to the Spanish bearded vulture station in Valcallent. This breeding center has extensive experience with bearded vultures that have problems due to injuries or misprinting. This means there is a good chance that Marco will one day be able to provide offspring that can be released into the wild.

If anyone is interested.
SPB FPG- News:
https://www.bartgeier.ch/news/die-bartg ... weiter-aus

The year 2023 was the best breeding season so far since the reintroduction of bearded vultures began in Switzerland. A young bearded vulture fledged for the first time in Ticino and 25 pairs of bearded vultures successfully raised a young animal, a record. The population is counted every autumn. Pro Bearded Vulture therefore calls for all bearded vulture observations to be reported to the foundation between October 14th and 21st......
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A strange Bearded Vulture visited (or is still visiting?) the Berchtesgaden Nationalpark.
Nov 28, 2023: https://www.lbv.de/news/details/wilde-b ... htesgaden/

Quote (GT): " " Young bearded vultures, during their migratory phase in the first few years of life, are heavily oriented towards the presence of other members of their own species . We are therefore very pleased that the presence of our vultures also attracts wild, roaming bachelors to the region . This is another success to bring this fascinating bird species back to Germany," says LBV bearded vulture expert Toni Wegscheider."

I'd also like to point out the excellent collection of fotos by Hansruedi Weyrich, portraying the BV's head from CY 1 to CY 7 8-) contained in this blog article.
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THE EGG IS HERE!

On January 4th, 2024, our animal keepers were able to observe our bearded vulture lady Masha laying an egg. If all goes well, the chick should hatch in around 52 days
https://www.tierpark.ch/das-ei-ist-da-2/#more-26285

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https://www.tierpark.ch/news/webcams/

Links for potplayer and VLC :
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04. February

:hi:
I just don't know whether that's Masha or Hans... but, beautiful. Hopefully the chick will hatch this year and hopefully it will survive...🤞🍀

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February 25

sova :hi: :D


8:31 Egg talk and change of incubation
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Welcome to the world little fluffy Ball
The Goldauer Geierli has hatched 🥰

The joy is great – the bearded vulture chick has finally hatched. Before it goes to its parents in the nest, it stays behind the scenes for a few days.
Until then, the chick will be fed regularly and closely monitored by our animal care team.

As soon as there is more exciting news about the bearded vulture chick, we will inform you via our channels - so follow carefully and stay up to date 😊

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:hi: Thanks Liz
Little one, good luck! 🍀🤞
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The next Bearded Vulture chicks are ahead to fledge and live in Nationalpark Berchtesgadener Land (Germany, Bavarian Alps)

https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/ba ... en,UCMcYtT

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Bearded Vulture Release: From Helsinki to Berchtesgaden

At the end of May, two new bearded vultures are to be released into the wild in Berchtesgaden National Park. For it to work, all European bearded vulture knowledge is needed. This time Finland is sending a bearded vulture and another is coming from Austria.
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Reported on this topic: At noon in Upper Bavaria on May 10th, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

In the summer, two bearded vultures will once again begin their flight attempts over the Berchtesgaden Alps. The State Association for Bird Protection has now announced this. The two bearded vultures of the fourth “generation” come from Finland and Austria.
Young animals from all over Europe are increasing the bearded vulture population

The Finnish chick was born at the Helsinki Zoo in early March. “The reinforcement from Finland for the Alpine vulture population shows how great the effort and how impressive the networking in the European bearded vulture breeding network is,” says project manager Toni Wegscheider. The State Association for Bird Protection and the National Park are working closely together to reintroduce bearded vultures.
Austrian chick is raised by surrogate parents

The second chick hatched at the Richard Faust Center in Haringsee, east of Vienna. With a hatching weight of just under 200 grams, it is the heaviest young vulture in the Berchtesgaden release program. He is being raised by a pair of wet nurses because his biological parents are already caring for another bearded vulture chick that has previously hatched - bearded vulture siblings are deadly rivals by their nature.

“These adoptions are very successful,” says National Park project manager Ulrich Brendel. However, it is the first chick for this pair of foster parents, and both the foster parents and the nursing staff on site are correspondingly excited.
The gender of the young animals is still unknown

The genders of both young vultures have not yet been determined. In Helsinki Zoo, for example, it is still too cold to take the young bearded vulture from its nest and carry out a blood test to determine its gender. That's why, according to information from the LBV, it will probably remain a secret until the day it is released into the wild.
Three “generations” of bearded vultures in Berchtesgaden since 2021

The first vultures released into the wild in Berchtesgaden National Park in 2021 were Bavaria and Wally, followed by Dagmar and Recka. The following year Sisi and the first male Nepomuk were added. Only Wally didn't make it; she was hit by a stone.

An adult bearded vulture has a wingspan of almost three meters and is one of the largest flying birds in the world. There are also reintroduction projects elsewhere in the Alps. Bearded vultures were extinct in Germany for 140 years.
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