Monitoring Audouin’s gulls on Pianosa using GPS

May 2015: three adult Audouin’s gulls from the Pianosa colony were fitted with GPS. As in 2014, their positions recorded every half hour provide the Italian Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) with important information on feeding areas and migratory movement. In 2014, one of the birds provided evidence that the Elba site of Ripa Barata, included as part of the Rest con Life Project operations but not in active use for reproduction in recent years, is actually still visited by the species. In 2015, in the immediate vicinity, one of the main feeding areas of birds nesting on Pianosa was identified, at Punta Nera. (Photo: C. Gotti)

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