The most recent edition of our Observatory Report is now available.

This report gives an overview of the research and field work undertaken in 2011-2014 by the team members and volunteers at Cruzinha, the field study centre of A ROCHA Portugal.

Our long-term monitoring programs have continued. This report contains the ringing report of the last four years. Ringing was done at least once a week, and more times a week during migration periods. The Kentish plovers were monitored each year and the trends found are described in this report. Once a week, a moth trap was set to continue the moth monitoring. The report and list of species is included. The weather has been monitored every day and the results of 2013 compared to the previous 10 years are included in this report.

The last few years we had again many long-term EVS volunteers who helped us in our studies and field work. In this report you may find their work done on estuarine water quality, dune vegetation, little owls, beetles and kingfisher data. Other volunteers contributed as well, with amongst others a report about the flight periods of moths and a report about the presence of lichens in the Algarve.

We are very grateful for all the people that visited our centre and participated in our studies. They make A ROCHA what it is.

We hope you will enjoy reading the variety of work done over the last four years.

If you would like more information about our work at A ROCHA Portugal, or you would like to contribute to our work, don’t hesitate to contact us.