Notes on wintering waders in the coastal humid zones of province of Trapani (Sicily). The coastal wetlands of Trapani still are of great national importance for migratory and wintering waders despite the dramatic reduction occurred in the last hundred years. During this research the author carried out surveys in coastal wetlands from Trapani to Mazara del Vallo, in order to estimate qualitative and accurate quantitative values of wintering waders. The census includes four winters, from 2012-13 to 2015-16 and was carried out in the months of December and January. Noteworthy is the wintering for three consecutive years of the Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus, the wintering of Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus and Knot Calidris canutus, generally rare in Sicily; in addition the Province of Trapani resulted very important for wintering of Turnstone Arenaria interpres, with very high figures for Italy.
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|