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Old Monday 28th June 2010, 23:29   #1
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Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)

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I received this today from a mailing list; it could be of interest to someone here:

Boehm C & Bowden C G R (eds). (2010). Northern Bald Ibis Conservation and Reintroduction workshop. Proceedings of 3rd Meeting of International Advisory Group for Northern Bald Ibis (IAGNBI), Palmyra, Syria November 2009, pp.91. ISBN 978-1-905601-27-1. PDF here.

The report include, among other, lots of interesting news and stuff from:

- Souss Massa region, Morocco
- Conservation and feeding ecology of Bald Ibis in Syria
- News from Yemen and Ethiopia
- The migration of the Austrian Bald Ibises
- The “Proyecto Eremita”: the re-introduction programme in southern Spain.

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Serra et al. 2011. Breeding range of the last eastern colony of Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita in the Syrian steppe: a threatened area. Bird Conservation International doi:10.1017/S095927091000064X
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Old Saturday 28th January 2012, 15:34   #3
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Northern Bald Ibis data on ‘2011 breeding season’ in Morocco

http://northernbaldibis.blogspot.com...ng-season.html

also available in Spanish and French:

http://ibiseremita.blogspot.com/2012...ion-de-la.html

http://ibis-chauve.blogspot.com/2012...-de-libis.html
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Anybody knows how Spanish birds from "Proyecto Eremita" are faring? Last I heard 8 pairs were breeding in the wild in 2011.
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There were certainly three pairs breeding near Vejer this year, but I too would like to know further details. Does it look likely that they might be able to maintain a self sustaining population in Spain or is it too early to tell?
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There were certainly three pairs breeding near Vejer this year, but I too would like to know further details. Does it look likely that they might be able to maintain a self sustaining population in Spain or is it too early to tell?
Some recent observations of unringed birds in Spain:
http://ibiseremita.blogspot.com/2012...remita-en.html
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I got some provisional data from Proyecto Eremita release project in S Spain. There were ca 73 individuals, nine breeding pairs and eight fledged chicks in the wild in 2011. There are 9 or 10 wild nesting pairs in 2012.

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I got some provisional data from Proyecto Eremita release project in S Spain. There were ca 73 individuals, nine breeding pairs and eight fledged chicks in the wild in 2011. There are 9 or 10 wild nesting pairs in 2012.
Interesting since when I was out there last month the site I visited had 4 or 5breeding pairs (4 nests were obvious, but birds kept nipping into a cleft in the rock I couldn't see into). Presumably this suggests that they are establishing two different (though surely interlinked) colonies which must be a good thing. They were strutting around next to the road and very obliging, but, unfortunately, it was drizzling and the light was poor (see attached photo),
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A video (in English) on the work that is been done by the Souss Massa National Park authorities with the support of BirdLife to save the endangered Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaj_I...layer_embedded

more about NBI: http://northernbaldibis.blogspot.com/
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Interesting since when I was out there last month the site I visited had 4 or 5breeding pairs (4 nests were obvious, but birds kept nipping into a cleft in the rock I couldn't see into). Presumably this suggests that they are establishing two different (though surely interlinked) colonies which must be a good thing. They were strutting around next to the road and very obliging, but, unfortunately, it was drizzling and the light was poor (see attached photo),
Hi John,

Can you see the colony from a road? The only place I've seen them is up at Montenmedio dodging golf balls! PM me if you'd rather! I'm not able to get out to Spain anytime soon, but when I do......
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Good breeding season 2013 in Morocco

Report on the 2013 breeding season of Northern Bald Ibis in Souss-Massa, it's in French but English translation probably will follow. Here is the summary:

“A good breeding season during which we recorded a record number of 113 breeding pairs. These raised 148 chicks, a productivity of 1.3 chick/pair. At the end of the breeding season, the size of the population of the Bald Ibis in Souss-Massa was estimated at 443 birds distributed on different sites of the Souss-Massa National Park and Tamri”.

The report produced by Widade Oubrou & Mohammed El Bekkay (staff of the national park).
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Report on the 2013 breeding season of Northern Bald Ibis in Souss-Massa, it's in French but English translation probably will follow.
Here is is the English version of the report.
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113 breeding pairs have been recorded in Morocco in 2013

http://www.revistaquercus.es/noticia/5576/
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Good breeding season in Morocco (2014)

During 2014, a record number of 115 breeding pairs were recorded, which have produced 192 chicks (productivity = 1,6 chick/pair).

The full report is available at the website of GREPOM/BirdLife Morocco: Rapport sur la reproduction de l’Ibis chauve dans la région de Souss-Massa pour la saison 2014 (PDF file). The report is in French but the tables 1 and 2 and the figures are speaking for themselves.
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Great news that. That NP in Morocco is firmly on my "to do" list
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Matching times of leading and following suggest cooperation through direct reciprocity during V-formation flight in ibis

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Reintroduction of Bald Ibis north of the Alps

Is the reintroduction of Northern Bald Ibis north of the Alps justified or not? Read both points of view about this question in these 2 papers published recently in Vogelwarte (PDF of the whole issue, 6.3 Mo):

Johannes, F. & Unsöld, M. 2015. Internationaler Artenschutz im Kontext der IUCN Reintroduction Guidelines: Argumente zur Wiederansiedlung des Waldrapps Geronticus eremita in Europa. Vogelwarte 53: 157-168.
(International wildlife conservation in the context of the IUCN Reintroduction Guidelines: Arguments for the reintroduction of the Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita in Europe)

Landmann, A. 2015. Bestandsschutz, Bestandsstützung, Wiederansiedlung oder Auswilderung - Wie kann oder soll der Waldrapp Geronticus eremita geschützt werden? Vogelwarte 53: 169-180.
(In situ conservation, reinforcement, reintroduction or conservation introduction - How can we, how should we protect the endangered Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita?)
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Northern Bald Ibis at Larache, northern Morocco

Two Northern Bald Ibises were photographed at Larache, northern Morocco by Imad Yassine (today). The birds were not ringed so we don’t know if they were from Spain or from the Moroccan colonies. Comments from people familiar with the introduction project in Andalusia are welcome.
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Two Northern Bald Ibises were photographed at Larache, northern Morocco by Imad Yassine (today). The birds were not ringed so we don’t know if they were from Spain or from the Moroccan colonies. Comments from people familiar with the introduction project in Andalusia are welcome.
My understanding is that all Spanish birds have rings ......
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My understanding is that all Spanish birds have rings ......
Indeed John. José Manuel López Vázquez, the coordinator of the Reintroduction Program of the Bald Ibis in Andalusia, confirmed this. They must have come from the Moroccan breeding population, a great dispersion distance for a 'sedentary population'.
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11 Northern Bald Ibises crossed the Strait from Spain to Morocco on 23 September 2016 (Yeray Seminario). They were all colour-ringed in the framework of the Reintroduction Project in Andalusia. Given the fact that birds from the wild population in the Souss region also disperse to northern Morocco, it’s a matter of time before we see mixed flocks somewhere.
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Yet another good breeding season:

Ooubrou, W. & El Bekkay, M. 2016. Rapport sur la saison de reproduction de l’Ibis Chauve Geronticus eremita dans la région de Souss-Massa. Parc National de Souss-Massa, HCEFLCD. 7pp
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Serra G. 2017. The Last Flight of the Ancient Guide of Hajj. Self published. Apia, Samoa. 74 pp
PDF available at: www.thelastflight.org or here.
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Movements across the Strait of Gibraltar

Muñoz, A.-R. & Ramírez, J. (2017). Reintroduced northern bald ibises from Spain reach Morocco. Oryx 51: 204–205.
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See also this blog from Nov. 2016: http://www.magornitho.org/2016/11/mi...ced-bald-ibis/
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