Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Tracking movements of Spoonbills

In June 2020, seven young spoonbills from France and The Netherlands were equipped with an Ornitela transmitter. You can follow them in real-time on their first southward migration. Select one or more spoonbills to find out where they are at this moment and keep on track via de blogs of Tamar Lok.

Project information 

Our 2020 Dream Team

My Schiermonnikoog-2020 Dream Team: Petra de Goeij (left of me) and Marycha Franken (right of me).

This is the second year of tracking juvenile spoonbills, with the aim to investigate the importance of social information and habitat quality in shaping the migration routes of young spoonbills. In June 2020, shortly after the corona-restriction of working with maximally 3 persons in the field was relaxed to 10 persons, we managed to equip 6 juvenile spoonbills (Ilse, Wilko, Maya, Amir, Nadia and Clair) on Schiermonnikoog and 1 in the Camargue (Fabio) with a GPS-GSM tracker.