Bar-tailed Godwits in the Middle East can be followed via internet
The Bar-tailed Godwit transmitter project is the result of a collaboration between Royal NIOZ and the Sultan Qaboos University. Project leaders at NIOZ are Dr. Jan van Gils and en Prof. Dr. Theunis Piersma while PhD student Roeland Bom coordinates the tracking research. The purpose of this study is to learn and understand more about the migration of Bar-tailed Godwits along the West Asia-East African flyway. More specifically, the demands of Bar-tailed Godwits on their habitat is investigated.
Barr Al Hikman
The Barr Al Hikman environment is similar to the Wadden Sea in the sense that it is also an important nursery ground and food area for shrimp, crabs, fish, and waders. The NIOZ and the Sultan Qaboos University research project aims for an advanced understanding of the ecological processes that are shaping this unique wetland area in the Middle East. The results are shared via an users-friendly website with the intention to raise awareness of the international importance of intertidal coastal ecosystems such as Barr Al Hikman.
Bar-tailed Godwits now be followed live
Scientific contact persons:
Jan Boon (also for pictures in high resolution)