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 Lesser Spotted Eagle’s Nest Awaits Its Resident

A Lesser Spotted Eagle’s Nest Awaits Its Resident

Photo: © Nestor Domuschiev During a survey on April 29, 2024, in the operational area of the Tsonevo State Forestry Unit, the presence of a Lesser Spotted Eagle's nest was confirmed. The photos indicate signs of its renewal this spring. Logging activities conducted in...

A congregation of 14 Lesser Spotted Eagles near Bucharest

A congregation of 14 Lesser Spotted Eagles near Bucharest

Photo: © Georgi Georgiev On May 29, a BSPB team observed а congregation of 14 Lesser Spotted Eagles in a large alfalfa field near Bucharest, Romania. Borislava, one of the birds tagged with a GPS transmitter, was also observed feeding there. Her presence was the...

The Lesser Spotted Eagle Iliya Observed Near Dobrich

The Lesser Spotted Eagle Iliya Observed Near Dobrich

Photo: © Mihail Iliev A few days ago, one of the Lesser Spotted Eagles tagged with transmitters, whose life we have been following with great interest, was observed and photographed near Dobrich. Iliya appeared in the summer of 2022 as the offspring of a pair with a...

Eagle Ilia is now in Bulgaria

Eagle Ilia is now in Bulgaria

Photo: Mihail Iliev Two years after coming into the world, the Lesser Spotted eagle Ilia has returned to its homeland. Early this morning, the little traveler crossed the Bulgarian-Turkish border and is now near Burgas. The young eagle hatched in 2022 in a nest near...

Nature School

Nature School

Photos: Polina Hristova/BSPB In compliance with the curriculum of the classroom lesson, section II, on April 15, 2024, the sixth-grade students of Vasil Levski Secondary School in Krumovgrad, accompanied by their teachers Veselin Toskov and Albena Vrancheva, carried...

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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