Black-tailed Godwits are already back in Africa!

Dutch scientists have placed satellite tracking devices into the abdomens of 15 Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) to find out where and when these birds move. Some interesting data has already been collected. One of the birds left Friesland (in Holland) on Saturday and was in Senegal (West Africa) just two days later! That’s over […]

Satellite tracking is helping protect the Spectacled Petrel

Satellite tracking is increasingly being used to track and provide valuable insight into the movement of birds. In a recent doctoral study at the University of Glasgow, Leandro Bugoni applied satellite transmitter technology to track several albatross and petrel species off the coast of Brazil. His research focused on different aspects of seabird biology, however […]