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For the fourth year in a row, all the profits of DBF will be given to conservation projects. Last year, one part of these profits was donated to research of the Black wheatear nesting population at Ebro lands. The ornithologist association Picampall, the one that made the study, obtained a quite relevant first conclusions for the awareness of the species.

The Black wheatear is a bird that lives in open and sunny spaces and its current distribution is restricted to a part of the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb. Iberian population of Black wheater is estimated in between 4100 and 16000 couples and it’s decreasing. Nesting Catalan population is estimated in 401-631 couples and the main populations of Catalonia are situated in the south of Lleida and specially in Ebro lands. This species it’s in the Red List of the nesting birds of Catalonia with the “vulnerable” status.

Author: Ricard Losarcos