Update of the checklist of the birds of the Nature Reserve “Saline di Trapani e Paceco” (Sicily). The present work provides an update to the checklist of birds of the “Saline di Trapani e Paceco” published nine years ago by IENTILE (2008). The overall number of bird species increased from 209 to the current value of 229. The present work also includes a quantitative estimate of the breeding and wintering species. A table, detailing the number of individuals of each species present for each month of the year at the Saline di Trapani and Paceco, is included. This work aims at underscoring the importance of the Saline as an Important Bird Area (IBA), as a key area for the migration pathways of a number of protected species, as well as an overwintering ground of national importance for species such as Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus, Common Redshank Tringa totanus, Little Stint Calidris minuta and Slender-billed Gull Croicocephalus genei. The Saline are also a relevant area for the following species:Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia, Little Egret Egretta garzetta, Osprey Pandion haliaetus, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus, Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa, Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica, Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos, Greenshank Tringa nebularia, Ruff Philomachus pugnax and Turnstone Arenaria interpres.
|Number of pages||53|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|