Bird flue kills falcons nesting in Broumov area

Two falcons and their three chicks nesting in the Broumov Protected Landscape Area were confirmed to have been killed by bird flu. According to a spokesman for the Czech Nature and Landscape Protection Agency, the result of the death was confirmed by an autopsy carried out by the State Veterinary Institute.

Last year, four pairs of falcons in the Broumov region managed to raise their young, which was the highest number in the last 70 years. Falcons disappeared from Czechia in the middle of the last century due to pesticides and only repopulated the Broumov region at the turn of the millennium.

Author: Ruth Fraňková