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Submission #30

Thu, 2013-01-10
Portugal
SW Portugal Raptor Migration Monitoring Programme
2004
2012
Regional
SW Portugal
http://www.strix.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=168&lang=pt
STRIX, Lda.
Private
50
Yes
STRIX, Lda.
  • Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
  • Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
  • Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata)
  • Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)
  • Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)
  • Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
  • Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
  • Eleonora's Falcon (Falco eleonorae)
  • Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus)
  • Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
  • European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)
  • Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)
  • Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
  • Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)
  • Merlin (Falco columbarius)
  • Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus)
  • Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
  • Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)
  • Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)
  • Short-toed Snake-eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
  • Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti)
  • Western Marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
No
<20%
<20%
No
Yes
Yes
No
  • Special Protection Areas (SPAs)
  • Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
  • Areas protected by national law (national parks, protected landscape areas etc.)
No
Yes
No
Yes
2004
2012
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
2004
2012
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
2004
2012
Yes
Monitoring the effect of wind farms on migration patterns (e.g. routes, flight heights) and mortality
2004
2012
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Annually
Yes
Yes
Annually
Yes
Yes
Annually
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
2010
2010
No
No
No
No
Yes
2010
2010
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spatial statisitics, modelling, fuzzy logic neural networks
Annually
Yes
Annual reports delivered to Government Environmental and Nature Conservation bodies; regular presentation of data in international workshops and conferences
Yes
Annually
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
36 man-months
2
<20%
1
2012: I Iberian Congress on Wind Energy and Fauna Conservation, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain: "How to achieve zero mortality of soaring birds at a wind farm located in an important migration flyway"; and "Barrier effects and collision risk: does every soaring bird species react similarly to a wind farm?”.
2011: 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists’Union, Riga, Latvia: “Species-specific reactions of migrating raptors towards wind turbines: a case study from southern Europe”.
2011: Workshop on “Mitigation and Monitoring Program for Wind Farms at the Gulf of Suez Area in Egypt”, NREA - New & Renewable Energy Authority, BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and KfW Entwicklungsbank, Cairo, Egypt: “Case study: bird migration and sustainable wind farm operations in Southern Portugal”.
2010: Second Conference “Bird Migration and Global Change – Movement ecology and conservation strategies”, Fundación Migres, Algeciras, Spain: “Impacts of wind farms on migrant raptors in Southwestern Portugal”.
2009. VI Ornithology Congress of Portugal / IV Iberian Ornithology Congress, Elvas, Portugal: “Impacts of a wind farm in a main migratory route for raptors”; “Regional pattern of soaring birds migration in the southwest coast”; “Efficency of the radars vs visual observers in raptor monitoring studies”
Minimal Yearly Cost (set as 1 above by default) confidential due to commercial privileges