Spoonbills news archive
How does a migratory bird find its way?
29 September 2020Thirty years ago most of the Dutch spoonbills wintered in West Africa but this is changing. Migration behaviour. Article in National Geographic (in Dutch).
Nadia is preparing her departure to France
12 September 2020Video made by Jan van 't Hoff on spoonbill Nadia preparing for departure from the Onlanden to fly more than 1000 km in less than 36 hours.
Meet the six tracked young spoonbills from Schier
28 August 2020Four of the six tracked young spoonbills from Schiermonnikoog came from the same colony: Claire, Wilko, Maya and Amir. Nadia and Ilse came from two different colonies.
Alex crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa
08 October 2019After a stay of two weeks at the Bay of Cadiz, Alex decided to make the crossing to Africa in the morning of October 1st.
Help follow spoonbills on their southward migration
5 September 2019Researchers are asking to help as a 'citizen scientist' to map out the first southward migration routes of young spoonbills (in Dutch).
NWO has awarded a Veni grant worth 250,000 euro
16 July 2018Tamar Lok, post-doctoral researcher will investigate the development of migration routes of spoonbills. This research is in collaboration with France and Scotland.