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Submission #23

Mon, 2013-01-07
Portugal
monitoring of the lesser kestrel population
2003
2012
National
national (regional in some years)
LPN and Ines Catry
Civil (NGO)
private
5
No
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
Regular breeder
Yes
>80%
20-50%
Yes
No
No
No
  • Special Protection Areas (SPAs)
  • Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
No
No
No
Yes
2003
2012
No
Yes
2003
2013
Yes
2003
2012
No
Yes
2003
2012
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Loss of nest sites in old buildings
Agriculture (intensification, abandonment, expansion)
Predation
Human disturbance
2003
2012
Yes
2007
2009
Yes
2003
2009
Yes
2003
2012
No
No
Total count
More than once a year
No
Yes
Sampling units
More than once a year
No
No
Yes
Annually
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
2003
2008
Yes
2012
2012
No
No
No
No
Yes
2007
2012
No
Yes
1995
2012
Yes
2003
2006
Yes
2000
2004
No
Yes
2008
2008
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
modelling
Occasionally
No
Yes
Occasionally
Yes
Occasionally
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
2
0
<20%
1,000
1. Catry, I., Amano, T., Franco, A.M.A., Sutherland, W.J., 2012. Influence of spatial and temporal dynamics of agricultural practices on the lesser kestrel. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 99-108.

2. Catry, I., Franco, A.M.A., Sutherland, W.J., 2012. Landscape and weather determinants of prey availability: implications for the lesser kestrel Falco naumanni. Ibis 154: 111-123.

3. Catry, I., Franco, A.M.A., Sutherland, W.J., 2011. Adapting conservation efforts to face climate change: modifying nest-site provisioning for lesser kestrels. Biological Conservation 144: 1111-1119.

4. Catry, I., Dias, M.P., Catry, T., Afanasyev, V., Fox, J., Franco, A.M.A., Sutherland, W.J., 2011. Individual variation in migratory movements and winter behaviour of Iberian Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni revealed by geolocators. Ibis 153: 154-164.

5. Catry, I., Alcazar, R., Franco, A.M.A. & Sutherland, W.J. 2009. Identifying the effectiveness and constraints of conservation interventions: A case study of the endangered lesser kestrel. Biological Conservation 142: 2782-2791.