The Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) calls on Madeirans to collaborate in the Salve a Marine Bird Campaign, helping to collect and identify trapped seabirds.
Every year, this campaign saves about 200 marine birds, mostly juveniles, victims of light pollution. In addition to the general appeal to which they reduce lighting and are attentive to the possibility of finding a sea bird enclosed, SPEA Madeira seeks volunteers for patrol brigades that will travel the islands from October 28 to November 4.
The Salve a Navy Bird Campaign will be launched on October 15th. On this date, the headquarters of SPEA Madeira (Rua da Mouraria, no9, 4oB, Funchal) will be open to the public from 16h to 18h, to give the campaign a know and provide a Kit to save seabirds. The campaign, which is already in the 12th edition, runs until November 15, the most critical season for the fall of juveniles disoriented by the artificial night light.
If you find a tight seabird you should approach slowly and put the bird in a cardboard box, then let it go at night, by the sea, in a quiet and dark place. If the bird is injured, contact the Forest Institute and Nature Conservation, RAM through 961957545 (09:00-17:30) or GNR - Madeira Territorial Command (available 24 hours). In any case, also register the occurrence with SPEA, by telephone 967232195 or by filling the form at https://bit.ly/2x1AWSP.