Impact of food supplementation on the spatial and reproductive ecology of Bonelli's Eagle

Impact of food supplementation on the spatial and reproductive ecology of Bonelli's Eagle

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Birdlife

Impact of food supplementation on the spatial and reproductive ecology of Bonelli's Eagle

Study of the real impact of food supplementation on the spatial and reproductive ecology of Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Espadán located south of the province of Castellón.

Geographic scope: 

Comunidad Valenciana

Results: 
  • 24 Bonelli's eagles have been captured, marked and fitted with radio-tracking devices. Data is currently being received from 15 eagles, located in 9 different territories.
  • The use of motion activated hidden cameras installed in nests will enable the study of the diet before and after the supplementation of food.
  • Rotating-sphere or swinging-plate type bird flight diverters have been installed on a total of 30 kilometres of line in the spatial territories of the eagles.

Project awarded the Amigo Felix Award for the Conservation of Nature 2016.

Period: 

2015-2017

In collaboration with: 
  • University of Alicante.
  • Regional Ministry of the Environment, Water, Housing and Urban Planning of the Generalitat Valenciana.
More info: 
  • Photographs courtesy of the Grupo de Zoología de Vertebrados de la Universidad de Alicante.