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Title of the project

Monitoring of postnuptial migration of migratory birds (mainly passerines) in alpine passes


Visual monitoring of migratory birds in mountain passes during autumn period. Three fixed stations have been individuated and monitored 4 hours for twice a week for 5 weeks starting from the first days of October). All the activities are conducted by hunters (organization of the dates, monitoring made by enabled hunters, data collection and first analysis).


No. Data being processed


Country Italy
Level Regional
Site Catena del Passo Tre Croci (west of prealpi in Veneto Region)
Specific site coordinates • Catarin 2: 45°40'36'' Nord, 11°10°17'' Est, 1605 m s.l.m;• Catarin 1: 45°40'33'' Nord, 11°10°19'' Est; 1570 m s.l.m.; • Passo Mesole: 45°40'31'' N, 11°10'42'' E; 1555 m s.l.m
Municipalities involved Crespadoro and Recoaro Terme
Province(s) Vicenza
Region Veneto

Starting date


Habitat Types

Mountains, Mountain passes (mountain border line)

Protection status of the areas

State property of Region Territory (partial)


Species Caracteristics Migratory species, Many different species of Migratory Birds
Species Type Birds, Passerines mainly
Name(s) of main species Chaffinch Fringilla coeles; Brambling Fringilla montifringilla; Woodpigeon Columba palumbus; Siskin Carduelis spinus

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Regione Veneto http://www.regione.veneto.it/web/guest/direzione-agroambiente-caccia-e-pesca ; Veneto Agricoltura (http://www.venetoagricoltura.org/); Provincia di Vicenza http://www.provincia.vicenza.it/; Italian Hunting Federation of Vicenza http://www.federcacciavicenza.it/sito1/; Italian Hunting Federation – Migratory Birds Office (www.federcaccia.org)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

€ 10.000 annual budget (only 2014 and 2015); Hunters payed for the video with the monitoring activities; Hunters payed for expenses they have to reach the monitoring place

Estimation of Human Resources needed

Total about 500 h/ season (90% hunter work)


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