Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna

Eurasian Black Vulture appeared in Kotel for fourth year in a row – this time GPS tagged bird provided invaluable information

Between 19th and 24th May 2018, a black vulture with a wing-tag H9, named OLAF, born and tagged in the Dadia Reserve in Greece has visited the colony of the Griffon Vultures near Kotel in Bulgaria. The bird has been feeding on the vulture feeding site and has spent the few nights in the area. It was equipped with a GPS transmitter from the management body of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park in Greece (more information from the original source here:, who kindly provided us with information about the roaming of the bird in the region of the Eastern Balkan Mountains. Thus, for the first time, we have data on which places are suitable for roosting and preferred by the Eurasian Black Vulture, which will help us in planning the activities for the forthcoming release of the species in the area.