The breeding season of the Lesser Grey Shrike in 2017 has undoubtedly been the best of the last 10 years in Spain: a minimum of 19 birds arrived in Lleida, the last breeding population in the whole Iberian peninsula. 17 of them were released in the framework of the Lesser Grey Shrike
At the begining of July the five chicks of Black Vulture born this year in Catalonia (Boumort Reserve, Prepyrenees of Lleida) were banded. This colony is the only one in the whole Pyrenees, and it was created thanks to the BV Reintroduction Project started in 2008.
It is an excellent season for the Lesser Grey Shrike in Catalonia (NE Spain) with up to 19 different individuals that have returned from Africa so far. That means an important goal for the Conservation Project as we should go back more than 10 years to find such a high number of this