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Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds

The breeding population of the Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca in the city of Lisbon

Hany Alonso, Adriana Arnal Núñez, João Miguel Albuquerque & Pedro Geraldes

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VOLUME 31 | Year 2023

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Riparian galleries can act as refuge for birds in Eucalyptus plantations hit by wildfires 

Pedro Filipe Pereira, Rui Lourenço

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Changes in numbers and distribution of Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis nesting in Portugal during the last two decades

Nuno Oliveira, Hany Alonso, Vitor Encarnação, Dília Menezes, Maria Magalhães, Gilberto Carreira, Sol Heber, Rui Pimentel, Valter Medeiros, Jaime Bairos, Pedro Raposo, Rúben Coelho, Rui Rufino, Renato Neves, Tânia Nascimento, Elisabete Silva & Joana Andrade

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Nesting terns and gulls (Laridae) on the Selvagens Islands in 2023 and a brief review of past occurrence

Paulo Catry, Paulo Oliveira, Dília Menezes, José Pedro Granadeiro


AIRO is a peer-reviewed ornithological scientific journal published by the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). AIRO publishes original research articles focused on the ecology and conservation of birds from the Iberian Peninsula, Macaronesia and Portuguese-speaking African countries.  The journal was first published in 1990 (by the Institute for the Conservation of Nature) and was annually printed until 2015. From 2017, AIRO moved to online only publication, joining the open-access system. All published articles are freely available from the journal website.



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Airo publishes articles from all fields of ornithology, preferentially from studies performed in the Iberian Peninsula, Macaronesia archipelagos and Portuguese-speaking African countries. The articles can be written in either Portuguese or English but English is preferred and the editorial board reserves the right to request authors to translate the article into English. The article submission should be sent by email to with the reference “Airo submission” in the subject. The editorial board will return a submission receipt and will contact at least two experts for reviewing the article or short note.

The article's acceptance will depend on these experts' reviews. Authors will be contacted about the acceptance/ rejection decision (with or without required changes) within three months. Articles with the required changes should be returned before the deadline set by editorial board. Before being published online, authors will receive a pdf draft. At this stage, only typographic corrections will be accepted. Once the revision process is concluded the article will be immediately published online at the journal website, and assigned to a Volume that reunites all articles from one year. 


Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Lisbon 

Departamento de Biologia Animal

Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Bloco C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

Teresa Catry
Publisher | (+351) 21 322 04 30

Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA)

Av. Almirante Gago Coutinho 46A

700-031 Lisboa, Portugal

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