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Introduction

III Atlas of Priolo | 27th of june to 2nd of july

Come to São Miguel ( Azores ) to participate in the most exciting nature conservation project in Europe! Help us to count all the individuals of this unique species!


The Azores Bullfich (Priolo in portuguese - Pyrrhula murina) is a species that can only be found on the island of São Miguel (Azores, Portugal) in the municipalities of Nordeste and Povoação.

Despite the favorable evolution registered in recent years the Priolo is one of the birds at greater risk of extinction in Europe since it depends on the natural vegetation of the Azores (Laurel Forest) which is severely reduced and threatened by the invasion of numerous plant species.

Scientists and conservationists decided that to ensure better results in terms of the species conservation it was crucial to define accurately and in maximum detail the distribution, density and habitat preferences of the Priolo. To achieve this it was necessary to go beyond the annual census carried out by SPEA.

Therefore to increase the knowledge of the species, validate the previous data and correct the current monitoring diagram it was decided to organise and perform a detailed census - a single "photography" of effective occupation, density, habitat preferences and the present distribution area of the Priolo.

This effort resulted in the I Atlas of the Priolo held in June 2008. It required the participation of almost 50 volunteers who carried out the Atlas in the entire area of the Priolo worldwide distribution. The data obtained improved the knowledge of the whole area distribution and a more robust estimate of the population. These were essential for planning conservation actions that took place later and to reduce the species threat showing the success that the restoration of the habitat have in terms of the species conservation.

To ensure a good assessment of the species this important monitoring work should be repeated every 4 years. The II Atlas was held from the 25th to the 30th June 2012 and in 2016 will elapse the III Atlas of the Priolo. The edition of this year will be held from 27th June to 2nd July.


If you want to participate in an innovative field experiment, help save a mediatic, mysterious and rare bird, and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Sao Miguel island – come and join us this June!




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