Too many run overs of birds on the roads

The number of birds run over on the roads increases every year. Last week during a session monitoring of Black-shouldered kite, we had an unpleasant encounter.

One young Black-shouldered kite emerged from our feet with a broken wing. We notice something malnourished, but seemed to look good. The reason is that birds simulate to be strong to avoid being preyed. We got in touch with the Wildlife Recovery Center of Extremadura, located in Sierra de Fuentes.

They came to takeup the bird the next day, but after a recognition of veterinarians found that he had received a strong impact and would have little chance to recover. Indeed, within hours of entering the center, he died.

We believe that projects of roads and power lines must be carefully reviewed to avoid such accidents that are becoming more numerous.