Migrating Raptors Project 2004-2018

In 2004 LIPU/BirdLife started the “Migrating Raptors Project” that is still going on. MEDRAPTORS collaborated coordinating the observations at the Strait of Messina and in the islands of Marettimo, Panarea and Ustica. We participated at the project through data analysis and papers writing. As one of the main result, the data collected showed that migrating Honey Buzzards crossing the central Mediterranean during spring can change their routes using tailwinds to perform long sea-crossings.