Citizen science can represent an effective tool for large- scale data collection and can be used to improve scientific knowledge and define species distribution ranges before proper planning of related conservation strategies. A regional census of wintering Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus in Sicily, never achieved before, was organized by GAM (Gruppo Aquila Minore - Booted Eagle Group) on 12 Janu- ary 2020, involving 90 people from several organizations. A total of 112 wintering individuals have been recorded for the whole region, col- lecting related data about their colour morph, habitat preference and altitude. A regional estimate of 180-220 wintering individuals was cal- culated, also considering previous data collected during counts carried out in some selected sample areas during December 2019 and January 2020.

Surdo, S., Galasso, P., Cusimano, C., Reale, M., Zafarana, M.A. (2022). Citizen science project to monitor wildlife: a first census of wintering Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus in Sicily. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI ORNITOLOGIA, 92(2), 33-38 [10.4081/rio.2022.583].

Citizen science project to monitor wildlife: a first census of wintering Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus in Sicily

Surdo, Salvatore
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Cusimano, Camillo;Reale, Marco;
2022-12-15

Abstract

Citizen science can represent an effective tool for large- scale data collection and can be used to improve scientific knowledge and define species distribution ranges before proper planning of related conservation strategies. A regional census of wintering Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus in Sicily, never achieved before, was organized by GAM (Gruppo Aquila Minore - Booted Eagle Group) on 12 Janu- ary 2020, involving 90 people from several organizations. A total of 112 wintering individuals have been recorded for the whole region, col- lecting related data about their colour morph, habitat preference and altitude. A regional estimate of 180-220 wintering individuals was cal- culated, also considering previous data collected during counts carried out in some selected sample areas during December 2019 and January 2020.
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Surdo, S., Galasso, P., Cusimano, C., Reale, M., Zafarana, M.A. (2022). Citizen science project to monitor wildlife: a first census of wintering Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus in Sicily. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI ORNITOLOGIA, 92(2), 33-38 [10.4081/rio.2022.583].
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