Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds

VOLUME 25 | Year 2018

Monitoring waterbird populations in the Tejo estuary, Portugal: report for the decade 2007-2016 

Pedro M. Lourenço, Hany Alonso, José A. Alves, Ana T. Carvalho, Teresa Catry, Hélder Costa, Joana S. Costa, Maria P. Dias, Vítor Encarnação, Pedro Fernandes, Ana I. Leal, Ricardo C. Martins, Filipe Moniz, Sara Pardal, Afonso Rocha & Carlos D. Santos

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Feral cat control and the population recovery of the endemic St Helena Plover

Dennis Leo, Kevin George, Gavin Ellick, Steffen Oppel

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Small but fierce: invasive ants kill Barolo Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri baroli) nestling in Cima islet (Porto Santo, Madeira Archipelago))

Mário Boieiro, Ana Isabel Fagundes, Cátia Gouveia, Jaime A. Ramos & Dília Menezes

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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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Year 2014-2015


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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 spea@spea.pt 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
spea@spea.pt | (+351) 21 322 04 30

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Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 87, 3.º Andar

1070-062 LISBOA




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