Following the publication of Bill Bourne's letter on the subject (Brit. Birds 96: 260), I would like to clarify some points regarding the development of a military radar station in Madeira. The Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA), together with BirdLife International, instigated a campaign in December 2002 concerning the location of a radar station near the breeding grounds of Zino's


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