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Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds

VOLUME 24 | Year 2016/2017

Contribution to the study of the breeding biology of the European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in Berlengas archipelago, Portugal.  

Elisabete Silva, António Luís & Nuno Oliveira

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First bird-mortality figures from telephone line collisions in open grassland areas of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain)

Juan Antonio Lorenzo 

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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 & Francisco Moreira

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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

& José Pedro Granadeiro

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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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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)

Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 87, 3.º Andar

1070-062 LISBOA

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