Tag Archives: Aquila adalberti

Migration of the Spanish Imperial Eagle to Africa in 2017

Dispersion and overwintering of Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) in Morocco and northern Africa in general is becoming regular and in relatively good numbers (for an endangered ‘sedentary’ species). As in previous years, this autumn at least 4 eagles crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to North Africa. We say “at least” because not every bird… Read More »

Raptor mortality by electrocution in power lines in Morocco (report)

In October 2015, three Spanish Imperial Eagles were found electrocuted in the Guelmim region, southern Morocco. It was thanks to a satellite-tracked eagle that these birds were found by Ali Irizi and two agents from the Moroccan Forestry Administration. This bird was one of six Spanish Imperial Eagles fitted with satellite transmitters in 2015 (and all have… Read More »

Identification de la mortalité des rapaces par électrocution au Maroc (rapport)

En octobre 2015, trois Aigles ibériques électrocutés ont été retrouvés dans la région de Guelmim, au sud-ouest du Maroc. C’était grâce à un aigle muni d’un émetteur satellitaire que ces oiseaux ont été repérés par Ali Irizi et deux agents des Eaux et Forêts (HCEFLCD). Cet individu est l’un des six Aigles ibériques munis d’émetteurs satellitaires en 2015… Read More »

Spanish Imperial Eagle at Jbel Moussa

A Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) was photographed just south of Jbel Moussa on 27 April 2016 by Rachid El Khamlichi. The bird was flying north towards the Strait of Gibraltar when seen. It’s a 2nd calendar-year bird (born in 2015) like the six Spanish Imperial Eagles tracked with GPS-GSM transmitters from Andalusia and which all visited… Read More »

Spanish Imperial Eagle: recovering space beyond borders

Tracking Spanish Imperial Eagles with GPS-GSM transmitters brings to light perhaps a more common than previously thought movements. In 2015, six young Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) visited North Africa from Andalusia. A recent article by researchers from the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) and the Government of Andalusia explored the subject of these eagles’ movements… Read More »

Electrocution of Spanish Imperial, Bonelli’s and Golden eagles at Guelmim

We announced here last month that a satellite-tracked Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) did not move from a single point located at Guelmim, Morocco and we suspected that it may have been dead (or the transmitter was lost). Our friend Ali Irizi with two technicians (Abdallah Errati and Hicham Loran) from the Forestry Administration (HCEFLCD)… Read More »