Dos voltors negres a la reserva nacional de caça de Boumort. © Equip de Boumort-Alinyà

 Two black vultures in the national hunting reserve of Boumort, in last March. © Boumort-Alinyà team

The Black Vulture colony is currently comprised of 29-30 individuals settled in the Pre-Pyrenees of Lleida. At present, there are already 8 pairs in the colony, and one more that is being formed.


4 exogenous black vultures have joined the colony, that is to say, they have come from the outside, they have not been reintroduced or born in the area in the frame of the reintroduction project: Íbex and Neo, coming from the South of the Iberian Peninsula; and Quercy and Quasimodo, coming from France. The two Iberian black vultures have formed a pair with two endogenous females (Íbex with Ares, and Neo with Muga).

Un dels nius de voltor negre. © Equip de Boumort-Alinyà

 One of the Black Vulture nests. © Boumort-Alinyà team


The number of pairs is 8: Perla and Portell, Bruna and Corneli, Menta and Mario, Oriol and Pessonada, Olga and Aleix, Muga and Neo, Modesto and Gallarda, and Ares and Ibex, and one more that is being formed, Foix and Grèvol, that would be the ninth one. Currently 6 pairs are incubating their egg. One more pair tried also to breed, but without success.



The reintroduction project of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees is promoted by the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural de la Generalitat de Catalunya and by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera. GREFA and Trenca are involved in the assisment and implementation of the Project, toghether with the staff of the Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà and the rangers of the NHR of Boumort. The Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà carries out several educational actions related to the project.

For further information on this project, please check the section Reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the Pyrenees on this website.