The return of the Northern Bald Ibis

This is one of the scarcest and most endangered species of birds in the world. Ancient cave paintings testify to the former presence of this charismatic bird in the Strait. Thanks to a successful reintroduction project, the Northern Bald Ibis now breeds and forages freely in the Strait of Gibraltar. More than twenty breeding pairs and over 80 individuals occupy two different colonies in the area, and all indicators point to a positive future trend in the Strait. Nowadays there is no better place in the world to admire and photograph this rare bird. Seeing them is truly a blast from the past and a future of hope for the species!