Egyptian Vulture Rescued

A juvenile Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) was handed in to vet Mark Pizarro, having been found in a weakened state around Laguna Estate.

 

Above: Egyptian Vulture with Vincent Robba.

This young bird would have been born last spring in Spain and was on its southward migration, probably to the Sahel in sub-Saharan Africa.

After examination by the vet, the young vulture was handed over to Vincent Robba, head of the GONHS Raptor Unit. It was found to be seriously malnourished and covered in parasites.

This is Ramesses ,a juvenile Egyptian vulture being treated by our local vet Mark Pizarro at the gib vet clinic. Ramesses was found to be suffering from parasites and in an extreme low condition, he is now recovering at the GONHS raptor unit. Hopefully he will be released back into the wild when fully recovered. In addition, a gps tracking device will be placed on him to help us learn more about their movements and way of life. This is a joint project by GONHS and the Dept of Environment and Climate Change. Thank you all those involved in its rescue.

 

Vincent with Egyptian vulture & vet 

Above: Vincent with the Egyptian vulture and Mark the vet.

After two days in our rehabilitation centre, it has been feeding well and though early days, we are hopeful that it could make a full recovery, although it will probably need to spend the winter in Gibraltar, given that it is in no condition to continue on its long and arduous journey.

 

Kestrel Flies Again

Kestrel Flies Again

The Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS)
 
Press Release
4 December 2019

On the 25 October 2019 a female Common Kestrel was brought ashore at the Port of Gibraltar from the visiting cruise ship P&O Arcadia. It had been seeking refuge on one of the ship’s decks after the vessel had sailed through bad weather in the Strait of Gibraltar.
 
The bird was found by one of the passengers on board and was seen to be suffering from starvation and in an extremely weak condition.
 
It was originally handed in to staff at the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, which in turn handed it over to the GONHS Raptor Unit, which continued with its care and rehabilitation.
 
The Kestrel spent a month at the rehabilitation centre and was released on the 25th November after recovering fully from its ordeal.

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Bryophytes & Lichens Outing

Bryophytes & Lichens Outing

The Bryophytes and lichens outing took place on Saturday 16th November, with a cold 9˚C start to the morning.  This however did not stop the eager few who attended.

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GONHS visits Notre Dame First School

GONHS visits Notre Dame First School

In the latest in a series of visits to local schools, GONHS Raptor Unit’s section head, Vincent Robba, visited Notre Dame First School.

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Gibraltar Bird Report 2018  online

Gibraltar Bird Report 2018 online

Welcome to the 2018 issue of the Gibraltar Bird Report.

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Eurobirdwatch 2019 a success

Eurobirdwatch 2019 a success

Over 500 participants attended a successful Eurobirdwatch 2019.  With groups at Jews' Gate, Commonwealth Park and at Europa Point in the afternoon.

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GONHS Election Wish List

GONHS Election Wish List

GONHS has released their wish list for the upcoming general election on 17th October.

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Invertebrate Safari Outing

Invertebrate Safari Outing

Our September outing, which took place on the 14th, was an Invertebrate Safari around the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, led by Invertebrates Section head Dr Rhian Guillem.

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International Bat Night 2019

International Bat Night 2019

The 12th International Bat Night was held on the 28th August at the John Mackintosh Hall, which proved to be a great sucess.

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