I remember, as a child, of the eternal summers, running and digging on the extensive sandy beaches that involve Peniche. Still unaware that, most likely, my image was being reflected on the eye of a wandering Arctic tern, flying over the beach, on its way south. Later, in my teens, I started to go seawatching at the cape, what a wonderful, and unforgettable feeling the first group of fast-moving, heavy-bellied Balearic shearwaters. Because Peniche has always a special place in my heart, it's a great pleasure to know that the article with the data from 2015 Peniche Seabird Count Campaign was published in Marine Ornithology.
I would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors. I wish to dedicate this article to Häkan Peterson in particular. We did share a lot of seabirds and hours in Peniche, but sadly he is no longer here. His memory will endure, like the stubborn rocks at the cape.
You can download the article here: Article
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I was born in west Portugal and began birding at the age of 11. I have particular interest in bird ringing (banding), moult, seabirds and rarities. Currently I work as a guide for Birds & Nature Tours.
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