Schoolchildren at the SFP of Isona. © Trenca

Between the months of April and June, 80 schoolchildren visited the supplementary feeding point for scavenger raptors of Isona, thanks to the collaboration between the Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà (EBPJ) and Trenca. 

Primary education pupils from Valldeflors and Maria Immaculada schools (Tremp) could see in situ how Egyptian vultures, Griffon vultures, black vultures,  black kites and red kites fed on carrion, as a part of the teaching unit developed by the Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà (Pallars Jussà Biological Station). The teaching unit is made up of three classroom sessions and one outdoors session, where the SPF of Isona is visited.

Schoolchildren at the SFP of Isona. © Trenca

The outdoors session is made to coincide with a carrion supply day. Schoolchildren see up close this site and the different species of scavenger raptors, that can be watched from the hide by using binoculars and telescopes. In addition to questions and answers on those birds, the teaching activity is complemented with animal tracks identification and environment study.

Explanatory signs by the hide of the SFP of Isona. © Trenca

The SPF (Supplementary Feeding Points) network project from Trenca Association has set up three sites in the Pre-Pyrenees and Pyrenees of Lleida where scavenger birds of prey can find food in a safe way. The SFPs aim is to ease the lack of food for all these species, which are key to the ecological balance of ecosystems, reinforcing the availability of food for these birds in the Pyrenees. Besides, the operating of the three SFP is directly related to the reintroduction of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees.

 

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