Friday 29 August 2014

Priolo Project

Visited the eastern side of São Miguel yesterday and met with Ruben from SPEA (Portugese Ornithological Society) who showed us around the Priolo Project. Priolo is the local name for the Azores Bullfinch and there is a great deal of hard work being done to restore the Bullfinch's natural habitat, the Laurel Forest. The biggest problem being the removal of the many invasive species that out compete the native species.
The endemic Azores Grayling

The endemic race of Goldcrest from Sao Miguel

Juvenile Azores Bullfinch or Priolo

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