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The shearwaters are incubating

The monitoring of Yelkouan Shearwater nests at Tavolara and Molara is ongoing.

This is a particularly complex activity because this species nests in inaccessible sites such as cavities and cracks in seaside cliffs.

Right now, adults of both sexes are taking turn incubating a single egg, which will hatch in the next few weeks, about 50 days after it was laid.

After the rat eradication effort, and subsequent follow-ups that did not record any rodents, it is hoped that this year will see a significant increase in breeding success, with a great number of juvenile Yelkouan Shearwaters that will (finally!) be able to fledge without being predated by rats.

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