Egyptian Vulture Expeditions in Northern Armenia

This spring, from May 2-9, Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) together with Georgian environmental organization SABUKO (Society for Nature Conservation), organized research and monitoring of Egyptian Vulture in Northern Armenia, which aimed to find out the distribution and population size of Egyptian Vulture in northern part of the country. 

Egyptian Vulture is listed both in National and International (IUCN) Red Lists as "Endangered" (EN) species. 

Team of 4 members, during 7 days, travelled by a pre-planned route in Lori, Tavush and Shirak regions, scanned gorges and valleys for suitable nesting habitats of Egyptian Vultures using binoculars and spotting scopes. 

During the expedition many individuals of Egyptian Vulture were observed and recorded, but only 2 active nests of the species were possible to find in surroundings of Dsegh village and Stepanavan town in Lori region. These are the results of first joint field work of BirdLife partners in the South Caucasus region. 

Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) expresses its appreciation and thanks to SABUKO and especially volunteers from Europe for their efforts made during the expeditions.

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