Cordoba Zoo will serve as a reception center for young birds

Regional Delegation of the Center for Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy and Conservation Cordoba Zoo has launched a new collaboration for which the latter location will serve Bird Breeding Center It can be found by the residents of the town and will, in turn, take care of the chickens collected by its employees or by volunteers from the Club de Pequenos y Pequeños Zoologos.

for his part, The Ministry of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy will provide the food needed to breed the specimens and the necessary training for the volunteers, who must first be aware that they are an insectivorous species and that neither bread nor pet food is included in their diet.

This announcement has been made on the occasion of celebration of world day of migratory birds, a day in which the technical staff of CREA in Los Villares de Córdoba, managed by Amaya, gave initial training to the Club de Pequenos y Pequenos Zoologos, explaining how they should handle the chickens and feed them until they can fly by themselves. good at. Likewise, the participating children and parents have been able to explore the collaboration and learn everything they need to.

World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated every year in the month of May and October The two great migrations of birds in the world, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of these birds and inspire conservation of migratory birds and their habitats around the world. The breeding season has begun for birds such as swifts, swallows and martins, the small birds that frequent urban skies and usually nest on the cornices and balconies of houses and buildings, which cover our towns and cities during the winter season. become a part. spring and summer.

He Intense General Or pale, house martin and swallow are highly beneficial insectivorous species, included in the Andalusian list of wild species under special protection regime (lespre), protected by both regional and national regulations.

During these breeding months the young of this species are easy to find on the ground after they begin their first flight attempts. Likewise, at this time of year the income of chickens of various protected species in the Threatened Species Recovery Centers (CREA) of the Junta de Andalucía increases significantly.

In CREA, samples were found get the care they need to recover And release in the natural environment, producing significant work peaks in the centers during this breeding season. The chicks of these species only require the right diet and management until they reach adulthood and are able to fly.

How to act when insectivorous birds are found

There are swifts, martins and swallows insectivorous birds with an easy, though rapid, breeding period, no more than a month, and whose imprint (accustomed to people) having an artificial upbringing is not compromised by its release into the environment. These conditions and characteristics make these birds well suited for association with associations and willing volunteers.

In the case of a citizen encountering a copy of one of these species of urban bird, the Delegation of the Environment recommends that they call the telephone number for information and collection of the CREA in Los Villares de Córdoba, 670 94 79 01, or leave a message on your voicemail or WhatsApp. It can also be call 112where you should explain the data on the discovery of the bird, as well as leave a contact telephone number in order to contact the person who found the animal and proceed to collect it as soon as possible.

Likewise, thanks to the collaboration of the Córdoba Zoo Conservation Center, citizens can transfer collected specimens to the zoo’s facilities from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00.

The Córdoba Zoo Conservation Center is registered as a collaborating unit in the Flora and Fauna Sector of the Ministry of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy, in the Management Section of the Andalucian Registry of Use of Wild Flora and Fauna.

Over the years, the Córdoba Zoo has collaborated with various species recovery and conservation plans approved by the Ministry, such as the Iberian Lynx Recovery Plan, the Iberian Imperial Eagle Recovery Plan and the Necrophagus Bird Recovery and Conservation Plan, as well as other wildlife conservation in the fight against invasive aliens. Actions like fight against species and environmental education activities.

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