Sorry to report that we have heard from the team that the pair in Syria has failed for the year. More details to follow later.
Further disappointment is that the Syrian captive pair (Turkish birds taken there two years ago) has also been unsuccessful, despite nesting and laying eggs this year which had raised hopes for them.
That is sad, I wonder what the reason was and where that leaves the status of the Nothern bald Ibis? There is a semi captive breeding population in Turkey I gather and how many pairs in the wild?