Tag Archives: Gyps fulvus

Release of 5 Griffon Vultures at Jbel Moussa: first step for the reintroduction

The High Commission for Water, Forests and Desertification Control (HCEFLCD) in close collaboration with the National Zoological Park and GREPOM/BirdLife Morocco has released five Griffon Vultures into the Nature Reserve of Jbel Moussa on 7 February 2017. This release operation was intended by the Forestry Administration to be the basis for launching in the long-term… Read More »

صيادون يقتلون النسر الأسمر المحمي بالقانون في شمال المغرب

مرة أخرى النسر الأسمر يقع ضحية صياد جاهل ومغرور. لمذا قتل؟ هل يؤكل كما يؤكل الحجل مثلاً، أم أنه طائر ضار قد أضر بالفلاحة وما إلى ذلك؟ لا ثم لا. هذا الطائر و جميع انواع النسور الاخرى تتغذى على الجيف، أي على العكس تماما تقوم بتنظيف الطبيعة من بقايا الحيوانات الميتة وبهذا تحد من إنتشارالأمراض… Read More »

Spring vulture migration at Jbel Moussa, May 2016

A summary of raptor migration observations during three days in May 2016 at Jbel Moussa (with emphasis on vultures): 2 May: A Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) was photographed with a flock of 32 Griffon Vultures (G. fulvus) by Rachid El Khamlichi (photo 1). This is the second bird for spring 2016, the first one observed… Read More »

Autumn vulture migration at the Strait of Gibraltar, November 2015

A summary of vulture migration census during November 2015 at Jbel Moussa and Punta Cires (Dalia beach) on the southern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar, northern Morocco: 4 November: More than 400 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) crossed the Strait of Gibraltar this day at Jbel Moussa and Punta Cires. They were first detected (by… Read More »

3500 Griffon Vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar at Jbel Moussa

In less than 1 hour this morning, more than 2300 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, and passed above Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco. At the time of writing this (12h44), some smaller groups are still crossing.By late afternoon, over 3500 Griffon Vultures have been estimated to have crossed the Strait towards… Read More »

Dangers of migration: Griffon Vulture ‘MA4’ died in Spain after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar

MA4, the young Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa on 24 May 2015 (photo 1) was found dead at Tarifa island, southern Spain on 14 August 2015. After it was wing-tagged, MA4 stayed locally 3 days at Jbel Moussa roosting with other vultures. Javier Rivas Salvador found the dead vulture at Tarifa island… Read More »

Vultures bathing captured by camera trap, Jbel Moussa

These Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) were captured by camera trap set up near a water source at Jbel Moussa (northern Morocco) by Rachid El Khamlichi and Mohammed Karim El Haoua .The vultures passing through this area during migration have the privilege of drinking and bathing in clean water running from the spring (the vultures can render the… Read More »

Liberado con éxito el Buitre leonado tras superar su lesión

The release of the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) yesterday at Jbel Moussa was a very successful event. Before its release, the Vulture was marked with wing tags (MA1) for subsequent monitoring. El domingo 08 de marzo 2015, se ha liberado al Buitre leonado (Gyps fulvus) tras superar su lesión provocada por una colisión contra un… Read More »

A man rehabilitated a Griffon Vulture and resisted selling it for traditional medicine use

GREPOM volunteer Yasmina Fartakh alerted us about a Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) which was seen in a house in a suburb of Tétouan, northern Morocco. After several attempts to locate (“the owner of”) the vulture, we have finally been able to see it today. After checking the status of the vulture and disinfecting it from… Read More »

Vautour fauve (Gyps fulvus) abattu par un chasseur

Un Vautour fauve a été abattu par un chasseur probablement dans la région du étroit du Gibraltar. Taoufik Mazouzi‎ qui s’est indigné par l’acte de ce chasseur a partagé cette capture d’écran le 19 novembre 2014. La photo originale a été publiée par le chasseur vers la fin d’octobre, en plein période de la migration… Read More »

1335 Griffon Vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in one day

Yesterday, 5 November, we had a fantastic day watching bird migration (or precisely vulture migration) around Jbel Moussa, on the southern side of the Strait of Gibraltar. We have counted 1335 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) in 6 hours (between 10:00 and 16.00). The vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar mainly at Jbel Moussa, with some reached… Read More »