On the last number of Avocetta (Italian journal of ornithology) has been published a new paper concerning raptor migration at the Channel of Sicily. At the island of Marettimo (western Sicily), in late autumn, concentrate hundreds raptors en route to Africa. Most of them are juvenile short-toed snake eagles. Since their reluctance to start the water crossing, the count of them appears to be difficult. This paper discusses the results of two different census methods also in relation to weather conditions. This research was realized together with LIPU - Bird Life Italy, (To download it click on title below):
- Panuccio M., Gustin M. & Bogliani G. 2011. A comparison of two methods for monitoring migrating broad-winged Raptors approaching a long water crossing. Avocetta 35: 13-17.
Moreover a long abstract of the Ph.D. thesis of Michele Panuccio has been published on the scientific journal of the University of Pavia, Scientifica Acta (To download it click on the title below):