European storm petrels on Montecristo


On 18 and 19 June 2014, as part of the final monitoring operations for the ‘Montecristo 2010’ Life Project, sightings of the European storm petrel in the seas surrounding Montecristo were confirmed by Mario Cozzo and Camilla Gotti (Italian Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; ISPRA). Two adults were captured at night on the jetty of Cala Maestra. This event, which coincides with the start of the ‘Resto con Life’ project, appears to be an excellent precondition for operations involving this species envisages precisely for the island of Montecristo.

See ‘Publications’ for a description of what is known about this species in the archipelago.

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