Activities, Artificial feeding

During the winter, when finding food is hardest for the eagles, BSPB volunteers provide food in designated areas. This reduces significantly the danger of poisoning, because in such times of scarce food, the Imperial eagles will feed on the carcasses of dead animals which may be poisoned to kill land-based predators (foxes, jackals, wolves, polecats etc.), which is illegal and is a frequent cause of death for the endangered Imperial eagles. Although not a frequent occurrence, several such cases have already been registered during the recent years.

Some Imperial eagle pairs are being fed through the spring and during the summer in order to improve their nesting success and to enable more eaglets to leave the nests.

See a video of Imperial eagle feeding here.