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AIRO 25     Year 2018
CONTENTS

03 | 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

 

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

Dennis Leo, Kevin George, Gavin Ellick, Steffen Oppel

 

44 | 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

 
AIRO 24     Year 2016 / 2017
CONTENTS

03 | Contribution to the study of the breeding biology of the European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in Berlengas archipelago, Portugal. Elisabete Silva, António Luís e Nuno Oliveira

 

17 | First bird-mortality figures from telephone line collisions in open grassland areas of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). Juan Antonio Lorenzo

 

28 | Recent changes on migratory behaviour of the White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Portugal: Towards the end of migration?  Inês Catry, Vítor Encarnação, Carlos Pacheco, Teresa Catry, Paulo Tenreiro, Luís P. 
da Silva, Fernando Leão, Filipe Bally, Sara Roda, Silvério Lopes, Carlos Capela, Hany Alonso, Sérgio Saldanha, Otília Urbano, Jorge Saraiva, Paulo Encarnação, Nuno Sequeira, Miguel Mendes, Paulo Monteiro, Gonçalo Elias e Francisco Moreira

 

36 | Diet of great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in the Sado estuary, Portugal, and possible impacts on local fisheries and aquaculture. Paulo Catry, Ana Campos, Teresa Catry, Carlos Assis, Susana Pereira e José Pedro Granadeiro

 
AIRO 23     Year 2014 / 2015
CONTENTS

03 | The energetic cost of pre-alternate body moult in black-tailed godwits (Limosa limosa) staging in Portugal during northward migration. Pedro M. Lourenço

 

10 | Bulwer’s petrels breeding numbers on the Desertas Islands (Madeira): improved estimates indicate the NE Atlantic population to be much larger than previously thought. Paulo Catry, Maria Dias, Teresa Catry, Patrícia Pedro, Paulo Tenreiro & Dília Menezes

 

15 | Ornithological importance of rice cultivations around the Tejo and Sado estuaries during winter. Pedro M. Lourenço

 

25 | Habitat restoration on Praia Islet, Azores Archipelago, proved successful for seabirds, but new threats have emerged. Joël Bried & Verónica C. Neves

 

35Current status and distribution of nocturnal birds (Strigiformes and Caprimulgiformes) in Portugal. Rui Lourenço; Inês Roque, Ricardo Tomé, Pedro Sepúlveda & Equipa Atlas, Cecília Melo, Carlos Pereira

 

SHORT NOTES

51 | Extinction of the heron colony at Murta Dam. Paulo A. M. Marques & Susana E. Coelho

 

55 | Wintering population of Red kite (Milvus milvus) in the Castro Verde SPA (Portugal). Rita Ferreira, Hugo Zina, Ana Teresa Marques, Ana Delgado, Diogo Venade & Hugo Costa

 

56 | Population size of Montagu’s harrier (Circus pygargus) in the Castro Verde SPA (Portugal). Ana Teresa Marques, Rita Ferreira, Hugo Zina, Joana Santos & Hugo Costa

 
AIRO 22     Year 2012
CONTENTS

03 | Estimating feral cat density on Corvo Island, Azores, to assess the feasibility of feral cat eradication. Steffen Oppel, Sandra Hervías, Nuno Oliveira, Tânia Pipa, Honor Cowen, Carlos Silva & Pedro Geraldes

 

12 | Invasive mammal species on Corvo Island: is their eradication technically feasible? Sandra Hervías, Carlos Silva, Tânia Pipa, Nuno Oliveira, Ana Henriques, Pedro Geraldes, Sandra Mealha, Eduardo Diaz, Inês Bravo, Steffen Oppel & Félix Manuel Medina

 

29 | The first translocation of Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea borealis) chicks, and review of SOS Cagarro campaigns, on Corvo Island, Azores. Rosemary Sigger, Sandra Hervías, Tânia Pipa, Pedro Geraldes, José Tavares & Carlos Silva  

 

43 | Eradication and control of vertebrate invasive species in Madeira and Selvagens Archipelago: a short review. Paulo Oliveira & Dília Menezes

49 | Estimating density of shearwaters in the Italian sea from vessel-based surveys. Giorgia Gaibani, Carlo

Catoni, Licia Calabrese, Paolo Piovani, Ana Meirinho, Iván Ramírez, Pedro Geraldes & Jacopo G. Cecere

56 | A Survey of Breeding Seabirds on Anguilla. Collin Wilkinson, Mike Pollard, Geoff M. Hilton & Pedro

Geraldes

70 | Seasonal abundance and population trends of waterbirds at Caldeira de Tróia, Sado estuary. Teresa

Catry, Inês Catry & Vitor Encarnação

79 | Population trends in the steppe birds of Castro Verde in the period 2006-2011: consequences of a

drought event and land use changes? Francisco Moreira, Pedro J. Leitão, Nicholas W. Synes, Rita Alcazar,

Inês Catry, Carlos Carrapato, Ana Delgado, Beatriz Estanque, Rita Ferreira, Pedro Geraldes, Marisa

Gomes, João Guilherme, Inês Henriques, Miguel Lecoq, Domingos Leitão, Ana Teresa Marques, Rui

Morgado, Rui Pedroso, Ivan Prego, Luís Reino, Pedro Rocha, Ricardo Tomé, Hugo Zina & Patrick E. Osborne

 
AIRO 21     Year 2011
CONTENTS

03 | Distribution and population trends of the European Roller in pseudo-steppe areas of Portugal: results

from a census in sixteen SPAs and IBAs. Inês Catry, João Paulo Silva, Ana Cardoso, Ana Martins, Ana

Delgado, Ana Rita Sanches, Andreia Santos, Beatriz Estanque, Carlos Miguel Cruz, Carlos Pacheco,

Domingos Leitão, Eunice Pereira, Estrela Matilde, Fernando Moital, Fernando Romba, Nuno Sequeira,

Paulo Monteiro, Pedro Rocha, Ricardo Correia, Rita Alcazar, Rogério Cangarato, Ruben Heleno, Teresa

Catry, Teresa Silva & Tiago Ferro

 

15 | Unravelling the occurrence patterns of cinereous vultures (Aegypius monachus) in southern Portugal

using non-standardized observations. Pedro M. Lourenço

 

24 | On the occurrence of the red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) in the Portuguese seas: is this an

expanding species? Paulo Catry

SHORT NOTES

31 | First complete census of Cory’s Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea borealis) breeding at Berlengas

Islands (Portugal), including the small islets of the archipelago. Miguel Lecoq, Iván Ramírez, Pedro

Geraldes & Joana Andrade

AIRO 20     Year 2010
CONTENTS

03 | Mediterranean Gulls (Larus melanocephalus) wintering in Spain and Portugal: one population or several?

Carles Carboneras, Raül Aymí, Albert Cama, Camille Duponcheel, Joan Ferrer, Renaud Flamant, Salvador

García, Jorge Garzón, Antonio Gutiérrez, Marc Olivé, Martin Poot

 

12 | Contribution for the conservation of Manx shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus), a threatened species in

Madeira. João Nunes, Marta Nunes, Ana Isabel Fagundes, Thijs Valkenburg

 

22 | Emergency of multi-resistant Escherichia coli in faecal samples recovered from wild birds. Carla

Ferreira, Romeu Simões, Ricardo Brandão, Paulo Martins da Costa

 

29 | Seabirds of Selvagem Pequena and Ilhéu de Fora: censuses and notes, with data on the diet of the

Yellow-legged Gull. Paulo Catry, Pedro Geraldes, João Pedro Pio, Ana Almeida

SHORT NOTES

36 | Population trends of Cory’s Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea borealis) breeding at Berlengas Islands,

Portugal. Miguel Lecoq, Paulo Catry, José P. Granadeiro

42 | The role of artificial nest provisioning in the re-establishment of a breeding Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)

colony. Teresa Catry, Inês Catry

 
AIRO 19     Year 2009
CONTENTS

03 |  Subtropical Roseate Terns (Sterna dougallii) of Santa Maria (Azores) deliver more appropriate sized

prey to their chicks than Common Terns (Sterna hirundo). José C. Pereira & Jaime A. Ramos

 

13 | Rice field use by raptors in two Portuguese wetlands. Pedro M. Lourenço

 

19 | The rice fields around the estuaries of the Tejo and Sado are a critical stopover area for the globally

near-threatened Black-tailed (Godwit Limosa l. limosa): Site description, international importance and

conservation proposals. Pedro M. Lourenço, Niko Groen, Jos. C.E.W. Hooijmeijer & Theunis Piersma

 

27 | Do diurnal migrants follow the Guadiana River when crossing dry sectors of SW Iberia? Paulo Catry,

Ana Campos, Vanda Miravent & João E. Rabaça

 
 
AIRO 18     Year 2008
CONTENTS

03 |  Modelling owl mortality on roads of Alentejo (southern Portugal). Clara Isabel Correia da Silva, Clara

Grilo & António Mira

15 | Nocturnal and diurnal nearshore foraging of European Storm Petrels (Hydrobates sp.) along the Lisbon

coast, Portugal. Martin Poot

SHORT NOTES

24 | Monthly counts of Ring-necked Parakeets (Psittacula krameri) at Jardim da Estrela, Lisbon. Rafael Matias

 

29 | Roof-nesting yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis) in the town of Peniche, Portugal. Lurdes Morais &

António Casanova

 

34 | On the occurrence and nesting of the Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura) in the area of Foz-Tua (Douro

Wine Demarked Region, NE Portugal). Tiago Múrias, Sérgio Bruno Ribeiro, Ana Isabel Nunes e Célia Gomes

 
AIRO 17     Year 2007
CONTENTS

05 | Spatial distribution patterns, habitats correlates and population estimates of steppe birds in Castro

Verde. F. Moreira, P. J. Leitão, R. Morgado, R. Alcazar, A. Cardoso, C. Carrapato, A. Delgado, P. Geraldes,

L. Gordinho, I. Henriques, M. Lecoq, D. Leitão, A. T. Marques, R. Pedroso, I. Prego. L. Reino, P. Rocha, R.

Tomé & P. E. Osborne

 
AIRO 16     Year 2006
CONTENTS

03 | The status of Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) in Portugal: the breeding population survey (1998). G.

Rosa, D. Leitão, C. Mendes, F. Leão, C. Fernandes, H. Costa, C. Pacheco & J. R. Pereira

 

13 | Numbers, behaviour and origino f Mediterranean Gulls (Larus melanocephalus) wintering along the west

coast of Southern Portugal. M. Poot & R. Flamant

 

23 | Seasonal abundance of aquatic birds at Óbidos Lagoon. P. M. Lourenço

 

31 | The importance of Ria de Aveiro for breeding Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) in Portugal. S. Marques &

J. A. Ramos

 

43 | Impacto in birds by the médium tension power line of the Mourela’s plateau (Peneda-Gerês National

Park). A. P. Dias, M. Pimenta & A. Luís

51 | Comparison of the diversity of waterbirds among four habitats at Sado Estuary: Fishfarm, Saltmarsh,

Abandoned saltpan and Active saltpan. J. C. Pereira & A. C. Pereira

SHORT NOTES

63 | Intraguild predation by Eagle Owls in Europe. R. F. Lourenço & J. E. Rabaça

 

69 | Ducks and the risk of avian influenza in Portugal. D. Rodrigues, M. E. Figueiredo, A. Fabião & V.

Encarnação.

 

75 | Parasites detected in wild birds admitted in a wildlife rehabilitation centre. F. Martinho & P. C. Melo

AIRO 15     Year 2005
CONTENTS

03 | Invasive alien species as a threat to seabird populations: an account of habitat restoration on Ilhéu da

Praia (Graciosa, Açores) Special Protection Area. M. Pitta Groz & J. C. Pereira

11 | Conservation of Puffinus species in the Azores. M. Pitta Groz, L. R. Monteiro, J. C. Pereira, A. G. Silva &

J. A. Ramos

19 | Low-tech and high-tech methods for the study and conservation of Procellariiformes: some examples

from a case study of the Madeiran Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma castro) in the Azores. M. Bolton

29 | Censussing Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus). C. M. Perrins

37 | Manx Shearwater conservation and proposed rat eradication on the Hebridean islands of Canna &

Sanday, West Scotland. A. Patterson

43 | Large numbers of staging Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) along the Lisbon coast,

Portugal, during the post-breeding period, June 2004. M. Poot

51 | Which future for the Bulwer’s Petrel in the Azores? J. Bried & K. Bourgeois

57 | Social composition, mass regulation and site-fifelity of migrant Robins (Erithacus rubecula) wintering in a

marginal habitat. P. Catry

63 | Factors influencing the breeding success of the Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) in Portugal. A. Cordeiro, A. Franco & J. Palmeirim

75 | Post-breeding habitats selection of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) in South Portugal. N. Faria

85 | Population status, reproduction and coservation of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in La Gomera and El

Hierro, Canary Islands (2003-2004). M. Siverio & B. Rodríguez

SHORT NOTES

91 | Biometrics of Bluethroats (Luscinia svecica) breeding in Central Spain. F. Campos, S. J. Peris & J. L.

Fidalgo

 
AIRO 14     Year 2004
CONTENTS

03 | Distribuition, abundance and conservation measures for the Avocet (Recurvirosta avosetta) in Portugal.

T. Catry, I. Catry & M. Lecoq

11 | Population estimate and habitat selection by the Barn Owl (Tylo alba) in Coruche (Santarém, Portugal).

I. Roque & R. Tomé

20 | Is the availability of new nests sites na efficient conservation measure for the Portuguese Lesser Kestrel

population? I. Catry, S. Reis, R. Alcazar, a. Cordeiro, P. Rocha & A. Franco

29 | Abundance, habitat use and diet of the Macaronesian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla gularis) on Pico Island,

Azores. V. Neves, J. A. Ramos, J. Pereira & A. G. Silva

41 | Steppe bird community and its relation with the land-use in the Important Bird Area of Vila Fernando / Veiros (Alentejo, Southern Portugal). P. Silva, L. T. Costa & J. P. Silva

55 | Foraging behaviour of breeding Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) at Ria de Aveiro. F. Peste, S. Trigo & A.

Luís

63 | Birds in antiquity. A contribution from the zoo-archaeology lab of the IPA. C. M. Pimenta, M. Moreno-

García & S. Davis

SHORT NOTES

79 | Preliminary data on the breeding biology of the Roller (Coracias garrulus) in the Castro Verde SPA. M. I.

Moreira, I. Catry, I. S. Henriques, A. T. Marques & S. Reis

82 | Population status of the Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) in the SPA of Moura-Mourão-

Barrancos. M. S. Cruz & M. C. Pais

89 | Counts of Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) in the Campo Branco region during the non-breeding period.P. A. Rocha, J. P. Silva, C. M. Cruz, C. Cruz, R. Cangarato, C. Janeiro, F. Moreira, J. Pedro & A. Delgado

94 | Seabird census along the Figueira da Foz-Aveiro coastline (Portugal) during August/September 2002. J. M. S. Petronilho, J. V. Vingada, M. Ferreira, N. A. C. Paulino, C. Eira, R. A. Costa & P. J. Q. Tenreiro

101 | Some data on Corvidae species in Northeasterm Algarve (Southern Portugal). V. A. Oliveira, R.

Cangarato, S. Coelho, R. F. Lourenço & M. C. Pais

105 | Composition and annual Dynamics of the community of waterbirds of the Natura 2000 site “Dunas de

Mira, Gândara e Gafanhas” (Beira Litoral, Portugal). J. M. S. Petronilho, J. V. Vingada & M. Ferreira

115 | Exotic birds in Quiaios-Mira coast (Beira Litoral, Portugal). J. M. S. Petronilho, J. V. Vingada & J.

Ferreira

121 | Measurements and weights of Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis) during the breeding season

in Southern Portugal. P. A. M. Marques, A. F. Marques & L. Vicente

126 | The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) as a breeding species on Boavista and Maio, Cape Verde Islands. F. Siverio,

N. Varo & L. F. López-Jurado