We protect the forests and the eagles of Bulgaria

About the project

The objective of the LIFE for Eagle’s Habitats project is the long-term preservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle population by securing the protection and sustainable management of the species’ nesting and foraging habitats, as well as the creation of new ones. The project will be implemented on the territory of twenty Special Protection Areas of the Natura 2000 network in Eastern Bulgaria.

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A congregation of over 100 Lesser Spotted Eagles in Western Strandzha

A congregation of over 100 Lesser Spotted Eagles in Western Strandzha

Photo: © Svetoslav Tsvetanov On September 15th, a team from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) observed an impressive congregation of over 100 migrating Lesser Spotted Eagles in Western Strandzha. The birds were feeding in cultivated fields with...

The eagle Iliya has started its migration to Africa

The eagle Iliya has started its migration to Africa

© Pavel Stepanek Unlike the other birds that received transmitters as part of the “Lafe for Eagles’ Habitats”  project, the young Lesser Spotted Eagle Iliya did not return to Bulgaria but stayed in Turkey, near the capital city of Ankara. According to ornithologists...

Lesser Spotted Eagle

The Lesser Spotted Eagle is migratory-breeding and migratory species in Bulgaria. In the past it was a common bird in the country but in the period 1950 – 1980 its numbers show an uninterrupted decrease. At present nearly 50% of its population (600 breeding pairs) is concentrated in the Eastern Rhodope Mountain, Sakar Mountain, Derventski Vazvishenia Hills and Strandzha Mountain. There are scattered records from Dobrudzha Plain, Danubian Plain, Thracian Plain, the Western Rhodope Mountain, Sredna Gora, Vitosha, Plana mountains, etc.

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