wild bird air travel

Young ospreys travel from Scotland to Spain and Switzerland

In 2013 and 2014 Animalcouriers helped to organise the transfer of osprey chicks from Scotland to Spain. This year we were very pleased to be asked to help again with this important and interesting osprey conservation project. In July, Roy Dennis of the Highland Foundation for Wildlife in Scotland, and Dr Aitor Galarza of Urdabai Bird Center near Bilbao, organised the transfer of 13 osprey chicks to the centre. The birds flew with BA from Aberdeen to Madrid via London Heathrow. Roy is also involved in a new project to reintroduce ospreys to Switzerland, about 100 years after the last breeding osprey [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:40+01:00Wednesday, August 19, 2015|wild bird air travel|0 Comments

Osprey chicks fly from Scotland to Spain

A year ago Animalcouriers arranged BA flights from Scotland to Spain for 12 Osprey chicks. The chicks were part of a a breeding program for Urdaibai Bird Center in association with the University of the Basque Country. This year we were delighted to be asked to do the same again for another 11 chicks. We organised their flights with BA from Aberdeen to Madrid. They had a brief stopover at the Animal Reception Centre at London Heathrow, where they were checked over to make sure all was well. After touching down in Madrid, they continued their journey by road. The move was again masterminded [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:50:55+01:00Thursday, August 7, 2014|animal transportation, wild bird air travel|0 Comments

12 young ospreys travel to Spain as part of a breeding programme

Animalcouriers arranged flights with BA for 12 osprey chicks to fly from Scotland to Spain as part of a breeding program for Urdaibai Bird Center in association with the University of the Basque Country. The ospreys transited briefly through London Heathrow, where they were fast-tracked by BA to keep their journey time as short as possible. The breeding program team wrote to tell us: “Everything went well and all 12 chicks are now safely in the hacking cages* in the Basque country. All of them had a good transit and are now eating plenty of fresh fish, prior to release later [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:52:57+01:00Friday, July 19, 2013|animal transportation, wild bird air travel|0 Comments
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