Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

WATLAS fieldwork

The Wadden Sea is an important and unique site for many shorebirds.  With WATLAS we study how shorebirds move with the tide, on which intertidal mudflats they feed, and how long they stay in the Wadden Sea on their migratory journeys.  From 2020 we have 26 receivers that allow tracking shorebirds in a large part of the western Dutch Wadden Sea in real-time. The WATLAS team will share their experiences and show what field work they do.