Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Research In Ornithology

The Italian Journal of Ornithology (Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia) is a very old italian journal: it was founded in 1911! Now it was re-styled, there is an English name with the same acronym (Research In Ornithology), a new journal cover and a new Editorial Board led by the prof. Giuseppe Bogliani. We invite all the researchers to take a look to the new website and to submit to the journal their papers.
Click on the picture below to enter the RIO website.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Raptor migration - Aspromonte Mountain - Autumn 2014

Between the 11th of August and the end of September we observed the passage of raptors together with our friends of Ornis Italica on the Aspromonte mountain. From a single watchpoint we counted 11484 raptors moving southward. Among them several Honey Buzzards, Black Kites and Marsh Harriers. Among the rare species we underline the passage of four individuals of Egyptian vultures with two fresh juveniles. Unfortunately some poaching activity was recorded during raining days when raptors flew at lower altitudes on the ground.