IUCN congress – “Seabird Macaronesian Sound” project presentation by SPEA

One of the 30+ sessions held at the BEST pavilion (4-7 September) was prepared by Cátia Gouveia (Head of Madeira Department of SPEA – Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves / Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds) and her team, who presented their exciting project titled Seabird Macaronesian Sound (SMS), implemented in Madeira (Madeira island) and Azores (Santa Maria, Graciosa, São Jorge, and Flores islands) archipelagos – marine hotspots and key biodiversity areas for seabirds in Macaronesia.

The SMS project aims to update the information on seabird distribution and population size in the Macaronesian islands of Azores and Madeira, targeting 26 potential colonies and five seabird species – Manx shearwater (LC), Audubon’s shearwater (LC), band-rumped petrel (LC), Monteiro’s storm-petrel (VU), and Zino’s petrel (EN), by using a low-cost and standardized passive acoustic methodology.

Enjoy the presentation and consult this SPEA page for additional information and contact details.