335-Download Italian bird migration atlas

A profitable collaboration between ISPRA (former Administrative headquarters of INFS, Italian National Ringing Center) and the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (Nature Protection Directorate) allowed to realize the Italian bird migration atlas. The work is the result of the collection of data in the period 1906-2003, with the analysis of more than 165,000 reports of ringed birds, referred to 316 species / taxa.
Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) Data Portal

Volume I - Non passeriformi (indice - pdf 40 kb) Volume II - Passeriformi (indice pdf 40 kb)
Volume I - 1-32 Volume II - 1-40
Volume I - 33-112 Volume II -41-115
Volume I - 113-189 Volume II - 116-189
Volume I - 190-266 Volume II - 190-263
Volume I - 267-343 Volume II - 264-336
Volume I - 344-425 Volume II - 337-407
Volume I - 426-504 Volume II - 408-487
Volume I - 505-585

Volume II - 488-557

Volume I - 586-668 Volume II - 558-625
Volume I - 669-743 Volume II - 626-630
Volume I - 744-794
Volume I - 795-800

As a natural bridge across the Mediterranean, Italy is a key passage and wintering area for migrants travelling between the Palaearctic and Africa. The Italian Migration Atlas, now available online, offers the most complete and updated set of information on migratory routes involving Italy.

The atlas features English versions of the introduction and materials/methods sections, as well as of captions to all graphics, figures and summaries of species accounts. The two volumes show results of analyses of ring recoveries between 1906-2003. Over 165,000 data refer to 213 species/taxa, many of which are of direct interest and concern also from a CMS perspective.

The overall picture provided by the atlas
confirms the crucial role played by Italy as a crossroad
for migrants. Hence the conservation value of the country
and the importance of a detailed knowledge of the movements
of birds originating from huge geographical areas. Also
the flyways and wintering areas of bird populations breeding
in Italy are described in detail.

Being the first migration atlas from a southern European country, the book offers insight into species- but also population-specific flyways across the ecological barrier represented by the Mediterranean. From a perspective of issues like those tackled by the CMS Flyway Working Group, the Italian Migration Atlas offers scientific evidence to be used when planning conservation strategies for the many bird species involved in the Palaearctic-African bird migration system.

The Atlas can be downloaded from the website of the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research.

A summary, introduction and instructions on how to access the contents of the 2 volumes are available in English

The Government of Italy pledged €1 million in support of the development of an atlas on bird migration in the African-Eurasian region over the course of three years. The atlas responds to the needs of the Convention and its family, and is expected to be a stepping stone to the creation of a Global Animal Migration Atlas. To this end, the African-Eurasian Bird Migration Atlas will be based on bird movement data provided by the EURING (coordinating organization for European bird-ringing schemes), and will lay the foundation for the integration of further datasets.

The understanding of species migrations would help identify certain drivers of population declines and mitigate them with conservation actions. Knowing species‘ critical sites and migration routes would also assist in avoiding future conflicts with large-scale land use changes and developments, such as extractions, energy infrastructures and deployment of renewable energy technologies.

The donor agreement was signed today in Rome, Italy, at the premises of the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea. This generous contribution will be officially celebrated during the Champion Night in the margins of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to CMS, on 22 October in Manila, the Philippines, where the Government of Italy will be recognized as Champion Plus and will be presented with a certificate.


Welcome to the Atlas of Migration of the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD). This Atlas is an interactive resource, which gathers data and indicators on migration and migration related topics.

Data from official sources has been harmonised in a single database, which can be explored through country-specific dashboards. This interactive tool accompanies the printed Atlas of Migration, and provides continuously updated data.

Explore the Atlas via the following pag
Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) Data Portal
335-Download Italian bird migration atlas

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