Five young saker falcons released from the Stara Zagora Rescue Center
The younglings are among the third generation of birds reintroduced to the wild as part of the Bringing the Saker Falcon back to Bulgaria Initiative
These five young saker falcons are part of a brood of 20 birds hatched at the Stara Zagora Rescue Center operated by the Zeleni Balkani Environmental Organization. They were separated from their parents and placed in voliers near the city of Stara Zagora where they will learn to adapt to the natural environment. The young fowls named Lazar, Tsveti, Maya, April and Marta will stay there until they can fly freely and confidently.
All parties involved in the Bringing the Saker Falcon back to Bulgaria Initiative believe that these young saker falcons will grow strong and, when the time comes, will start their own families in Bulgaria. We will continue to observe the lives of the three generations of saker falcons that were hatched at the Stara Zagora Wildlife Rescue Center with keen interest.
The Bringing the Saker Falcon back to Bulgaria Project is implemented with the financial support of Armeec Insurance JSC, among other sponsors. Since November of 2012 the Insurance Carrier has been donating BGN 0.50 for every Motor Third-Party Liability Insurance it has sold. The ultimate objective of the Initiative is not just to breed saker falcons in controlled environment, but to have saker falcon couples freely nesting in Bulgaria once again. The recent return to Bulgaria of saker falcons hatched back in 2013 brings us hope that we will succeed.