Capture session at Fuerteventura

The yearly trapping session on Fuerteventura, from 11th until 19th of June, resulted in 25 captured birds (15 males and 9 females, 1 unknown sex). This included the only unringed fledgling from 2015! Since two birds with GPS-loggers died in the last 5 months (one died of lead poisening, one unknown cause), two new birds…

Two female friends ?

In the second half of April a 7 year old unpaired female visited the territory of a pair with a small chick. Strangely enough, both females started to make long-distance flights together on several days (see panel 1 and 2 below). On the 3rd of May, both birds flew to the south of Fuerteventura, where…

Guirre on the cover of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

A guirre on the May cover of a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment highlights a review by researchers of the Estacíon Biológica Doñana and collaborators on the effectiveness of supplementary feeding programs to recover endangered scavenger populations. Ainara Cortés‐Avizanda, Guillermo Blanco, Travis L DeVault, Anil Markandya, Munir Z Virani, Joseph Brandt, José A Donázar. Supplementary…