C2.Establishing of three municipal carcass disposal sites to serve as feeding sites for vultures in Kresna SPA
Expected results: Three feeding sites for vultures are established and working in each of the Municipalities in Kresna SPA and Kresna – Ilindentsi pSCI.
Two 4 WD vehicles are purchased and equipped for transportation of the livestock carcasses to the feeding sites.
About 30 Griffon Vultures, 5 Egyptian Vultures, 5 Golden Eagles, 150 Ravens, 50 Jackdaws, 2000 Starlings, and any vagrant Black Vulture, Imperial Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, White -tailed Eagle, Black Kite and others use the feeding sites temporarily or frequently. Lanner Falcon, Peregrine Falcon and summering Eleonora Falcons take advantage of concentration of prey insects and birds at the feeding sites.
Achieved results so far: More than 100 Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus, 3 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus, 2 Black Vultures Aegypius monachus in 2013 and 2 Black Vultures in 2014, 5 Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos, 5 Black kite Milvus migrans, 1 Red kite Milvus milvus (first ever recorded in the area), 2 Imperial Eagles, 300 Starlings Sturnus vulgaris and 200 Ravens Corvus corax . A flock of about 15 Eleonora’s Falcons Falco eleonorae were observed in July 2012 and in 2013 to hunt on insects in the air above the feeding site. Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus was twice observed to hunt on song birds around the feeding site. Link
Nissan Terrano II and a trailer were purchased for transporting food for vultures.
A new feeding station was done with received
registration in the National Veterinary Service.