Brinzal is an organization focused on the conservation of nocturnal birds of prey, especally species that are indigenous to the Madrid mountain range area. Their Recovery Center is located in the Casa de Campo de Madrid and is the only facility in Spain that is specialized in the conservation of these kinds of birds.
The Parques Reunidos Foundation and Zoo-Aquarium de Madrid collaborate with Brinzal since 2017 providing technical and financial support and lending the Zoo’s facilities when needed. Through this relationship, both entities contribute to achieving Brinzal’s objectives to reintroduce threatened birds of prey.
In 2020 Brinzal managed to reintroduce two chicks of Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and five chicks of Common barn-owl (Tyto alba) that were born in the Zoo of Madrid’s facilities. The eagle-owl chicks were born from a couple of unrecoverable individuals, and the barn-owl chicks came from the Madrid Autonomous Community’s Animal Recovery Center. After five months of training at the organization’s facilities, Brinzal could reintroduce these birds successfully to their habitat in the Madrid mountain range area.