The wind farm is located in an area where there are bird crossings and for this reason the flights and paths of the birds have been studied over the years, in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History and the University of Crete. This is how the Operation and Monitoring of Feeders for Birds of Prey Program in the regions of Asterousia - Kofina and SE Psiloritis in Crete was created.
The Program includes the supply, operation and monitoring of existing feeding stations ("feeders," which use food supplied by municipal slaughterhouses) for birds of prey. Two feeders have already been installed, in the areas of Asterousia - Kofina and SE Psiloritis, and they are distant from the wind farms in the area.
On overcast days, the birds follow the pathway they know and head to the feeders to rest and eat, and this keeps them out of danger. At the same time, replenishing food resources makes up for the reduction of livestock farming in the Greek countryside in recent decades, thus significantly supporting the population of birds of prey in the region.
From the beginning of 2019 until October 2022, we provided the feeders with a total of about 12 tons of food scraps or bones for the birds of prey.