3 July 2020
We celebrate the World Seabird Day with this beautiful Yelkuouan shearwater Puffinus yelkuoan photographed by Andrea Simoncini that we really thank a lot (we invite everyone to go to eplorare his Instagram profile with other beautiful photos).
This species is exclusive of Mediterranean and even during migratory movements it never crosses the Strait of Gibraltar. It nests on coastal cliffs and islands. It arrives at the colonies of the Ponziane Islands from late autumn and therefore it is present throughout the winter. It lays its egg in March and the young fly away in July. Birds spend the months from August to October in the Black Sea or in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. The species nests in Palmarola, Ponza, Ventotene and with a few couples also in Zannone and S. Stefano.
World Seabird Day is celebrated on July 3rd. Just on this day, in the 1884, were killed the last 2 specimens of Alca impenne Pinguinus impennis on Island of Eldey in Iceland. Today, however, we want to remember and celebrate all those who are committed to the protection of seabirds around the world.