International Bearded Vulture Monitoring (IBM)

The International Bearded Vulture Monitoring (IBM) is a unique collaboration between many National Parks and NGO's in several countries. The VCF newly assumed the role as a leading partner. For more information please visit the project homepage:

www.gyp-monitoring.com

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Mar

2017

How many bearded vultures are there in the Alps? See results from the 2016 International Observation day (simultaneous census)

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13

Mar

2017

The young bearded vulture is now in the Netherlands...

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10

Mar

2017

Young wandering bearded vulture still in Germany!

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24

Feb

2017

Bearded Vulture in Western Germany

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06

Oct

2016

International observation day is this weekend – join us! Last year 700 volunteers counted ~190 bearded vultures, or 70% of the estimated Alpine population

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Sep

2016

Kira is no longer flying

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Aug

2016

New film on the release of bearded vultures Lucky and Charlie in Hohe Tauern National Park (Austria)

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12

Aug

2016

VCF and the Swiss Foundation Pro Bartgeier release new film about the reintroduction of bearded vultures in the Swiss Alps

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Apr

2016

One altore across Europe – or how a Corsican bearded vultures chick flew from Bastia to Madrid to be adopted by a captive pair

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28

Mar

2016

One step closer to link bearded vulture populations in the Alps and the Pyrenees

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26

Mar

2016

Two of the four pairs of bearded vultures nesting in the Parc National de la Vanoise (Alps, France) have been successful

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25

Mar

2016

Our own Easter egg has hatched – Corsican bearded vulture chick hatches in the lab, a first in the world!

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17

Mar

2016

New VCF protocol on bleaching bearded vulture feathers

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Mar

2016

Bearded vulture egg extracted from nest in Corsica – first step to save this highly endangered population from extinction

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08

Mar

2016

21 chicks and counting – good breeding season in the bearded vulture captive breeding network – and a surprising and rare third clutch

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03

Mar

2016

A wild bearded vulture found dead in the French Pyrenees - and a whole network of people mobilizes to find out what killed him!

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Tue

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Mar

2016

Update on Roman & Herculis, the bearded vultures released last year in Alpi Marittime: Herculis lost its transmitter but is alive! Roman is now in Vanoise

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29

Feb

2016

Do animals recognise their disabilities? Some evidence from bearded vulture Kirma

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20

Feb

2016

Bearded vultures in the Alps - Update on the breeding season 2015/2016: lots of new pairs established!

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Feb

2016

New species for the Netherlands -  the bearded vulture!

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16

Feb

2016

New bearded vulture pairs in the French Alps

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Feb

2016

Bearded Vultures lay an egg in Bulgaria for the first time in 60 years – in captivity, but a good omen for the future

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Feb

2016

One step closer to link bearded vulture populations in the Alps and Pyrenees - LIFE+ GYPCONNECT

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Feb

2016

A new breeding pair of bearded vultures in Savoie (French Alps)

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Feb

2016

Bearded vulture captive breeding (for conservation): 47 eggs and counting – and the first chicks!

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Jan

2016

The structure of bearded vulture shells and implications for conservation

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Jan

2016

More good news from Andalucia – second bearded vulture pair exhibiting breeding behavior

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15

Jan

2016

Conclusions and presentations of the seminar on lead poisoning and bearded vultures published

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11

Jan

2016

Annual bearded vulture meeting, November 2015 - the conclusions are now out!

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08

Jan

2016

How many bearded vultures are there in the Alps? First results from the 2015 International Observation day (simultaneous census)

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04

Jan

2016

New year, another breeding season – 28 eggs so far in the bearded vulture captive breeding network!

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28

Dec

2015

Where are Herculis and Roman?

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Dec

2015

Bearded vultures in the Alps 2015

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Dec

2015

The bearded vulture breeding season is starting!

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Dec

2015

1st egg of the breeding season in the Bearded vulture captive breeding network

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04

Dec

2015

Removal of eggs or chicks has considerable impact in the Pyrenean population of bearded vultures – new paper

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Nov

2015

Bearded vultures are flying to Corsica this weekend

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13

Nov

2015

LIFE+ GYPCONNECT starts – linking bearded vultures from the Alps to the Pyrenees

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06

Nov

2015

From the Massif Central to the Alps – bearded vultures on the move in France

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Oct

2015

LIFE GYPHELP newsletter is out!

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13

Oct

2015

Last preparations for the new bearded vulture breeding season

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12

Oct

2015

Thank you to all the volunteers who have joined us for the International Bearded Vulture Observation Days!

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08

Oct

2015

The International alpine bearded vulture observation day is this Saturday - come and count bearded vultures with us in the Alps!

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Oct

2015

Bearded vulture exhibition & other events in Haute-Savoie (France)

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Oct

2015

Come and count bearded vultures in the Alps with us – International bearded vulture observation day is on the 10th October!

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Sep

2015

Good breeding season for bearded vultures in the Alps – more pairs (34) and one more wild born chicks fledged (20) than last year

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Aug

2015

New paper published on risks of anti-parasitic veterinary products to bearded vultures

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Aug

2015

Bearded vultures in Corsica and in Crete – an update

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Jul

2015

Bearded vulture seen in Corfu- rare observation of this species in the Balkan Peninsula, where it is extinct

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Jul

2015

The view from the other VCF office

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Jul

2015

Restoring the bearded vulture across Europe – another great season! Most of the released young have now fledged

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Jun

2015

Schils is back at home – or how bearded vultures promote excellent international cooperation!

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Jun

2015

Bearded vultures released in Alpi Marittime got GPS tags – and a visit by an old gentleman!

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Jun

2015

A scatter of bearded vultures in northern Europe!

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Jun

2015

The bearded vulture greets the cyclists in the Critérium du Dauphiné

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Jun

2015

Four more young bearded vultures will be released this weekend – two in Andalucía and two in the Italian Alps

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May

2015

Three young bearded vultures will be released tomorrow in the Swiss Alps  

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May

2015

Two young bearded vultures will be released Thursday in the Hohe Tauern National Park (Austria)

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May

2015

Two young bearded vultures will be released tomorrow in the Grands Causses

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May

2015

Young bearded vulture still in Northwest Germany

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May

2015

Restoration of the bearded vulture in Europe – this year’s releases will start soon!

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May

2015

Bearded vulture breeding season in the Alps - an update

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08

May

2015

Young bearded vulture first seen in Holland continuing its journey through Europe – now in northern Germany

The young bearded vulture which was observed on Tuesday in the Netherlands - see our news article here>> was now observed in northern Germany: ornitho.de


Comparison of the moulting pattern of the birds in the Netherlands and Germany confirmed that it is the same bird.

Bearded vultures can easily survive without food for a week or even longer. In its usual home range the big scavenger find their food above the tree line from wild ungulates. Getting food in the countries the young bird is currently flying might be a bit more difficult.


Lets hope the young bird finds its way back to where it originates!

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18

Apr

2015

And in the end, there is the sacred bearded vulture!

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Apr

2015

One adult bearded vulture found dead in the French Alps – and another one shot at (and seriously wounded) in the French Pyrenees

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Apr

2015

Noel-Leya is flying again - the young bearded vulture was re-released successfuly in the Swiss Alps

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Apr

2015

From Vallcalent  to Ostrava Zoo, via Vienna – the adventures of a bearded vulture chick in the bearded vulture reintroduction project

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Apr

2015

14 gipeti e 66 aquile reali: un resoconto del 22 censimento del Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio

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Apr

2015

22nd census of the Stelvio National Park: 14 bearded vultures & 66 golden eagles counted

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Apr

2015

25 and counting – 2015 could be the best season ever in the bearded vulture captive breeding network!

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Mar

2015

Injured wild bearded vulture recovered successfully at the Vallcalent rehabilitation center (Catalonia)

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Feb

2015

The miracle of LIFE in the bearded vulture captive breeding network

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Feb

2015

Breeding season 2015 – and another chick hatched in Tierpark Goldau

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Feb

2015

Hatching bearded vultures - busy times at the captive breeding network!

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Feb

2015

Vultures die of old age too – female bearded vulture left us at age 49!

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our partners

Marking pattern of bearded vultures released in the Alps 2014
Alpine Marking Pattern 2014_c.pdf
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Protocol for colour-ringing of wild bearded vulture chicks in the Alps
Ringing Scheme for wild born Bearded Vul
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