Monday, November 28, 2011

Birthday video presentation

On 26th of November, the SPEA made ​​his birthday party with the Corvo citizens, where a anniversary commemorating video was shown to all the present people. This set of images shows some field work and the willingness of the "Safe Islands for Seabirds" team. Congratulations SPEA!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

18th SPEA Birthday

SPEA - Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds will celebrate its 18th anniversary on 25 November. We are organizing a party at the Oceans Bar on Corvo island, on 26th Saturday. The party will start at 22h. We are expecting you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hypnos strengthens is wing muscles

Here is another Hypnos video, about is first wings preparation, trying to strengthen the wing muscles to do the flight into the ocean. From this date forward he made ​​it every night.

See other videos of Corvo Honeymoon in:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

+ Important Moments in Corvo Honeymoon

Our project "Corvo Honeymoon" has been a success. The chick flight in perfect conditions towards the ocean. We are currently updating the latest movies on the "special moments" gallery, of our "Hypnos" Cory Shearwater  before he left the nest.

Some images of the normal behavior inside the nest.

In this video we can see the first time that the chick ventures to outside of the nest.

Watch for upcoming videos.

Friday, November 18, 2011

S.O.S. Cory's Shearwater Campaign ends

Commemorating video of the Campaign "S.O.S. Cory's Shearwater 2011" closing session. 226 Cory's Shearwaters were collected and returned during this year. Our thanks to all Corvo people for their support.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New tenant in Recovery Center

The Corvo bird recovery center have a new tenant. It's a "Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo Rothschild". Came from Faial with a wound in a wing that unable him to fly. The Corvo Island Natural Park with his technician Pedro Domingos and SPEA are doing efforts to get a fast recovery and a soon releasing on his origin island.

Learning the Corvo native flora

Integrated with the "Environmental Club", our team organized a activities session for the students, for them learn the Corvo island native flora. We applied an educational game with seven of the most important plants for identification.

They also had the opportunity to draw the plants that are being produced in the greenhouse on the Mouzinho da Silveira school. Here are some of the fabulous drawings.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

VII SPEA Congress of Ornithology on Madeira

The VII SPEA Congress of Ornithology and I Macaronesian Ornithology Days, was held in Machico, on Madeira Island, between 29 and 31 October. The event had as partners the Madeira Natural Park, the Ornithology Spanish Society and the Biosphere I Cape Verde Association, The Machico council, among others.

During this three days more than 150 interested in birds, scientists and students participated. Our team presented the preliminary results of the "Safe Islands for Seabirds" project.

We started with Sandra Hervías that presented the study of "the Cory's Shearwater breeding success and the impact of rodents and cats". Carlos Silva presented the data from "Recovery of the Vila Franca islet habitat" in São Miguel.

The event was a success, with interesting scientific data presentations, accompanied by sharing and discussion the results, which greatly stimulate the Ornithological research and the Macaronesian habitats conservation.