|The 2013 Djibouti Egyptian Vulture Team|
Our team included: Ahmed Hamadou (seated), (standing left to right) Houssein Rayaleh, Mike McGrady, Eleyeh Abdillahi and Ali Darrar. Ahmed is a local Afar and served as our guide. Hossein is the director of Djibouti Nature, a wildlife conservation NGO. Mike is an avian ecologist with International Avian Research. Eleyeh is a volunteer and has received training on monitoring Egyptian vultures at a workshop in Ethiopia, supported by European funding and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. Ali is a vice principal at a school in Atta, a town about 40 km west of Djibouti city.