Tag Archives: bird tracking studies

Studies and news about bird tracking using satellite telemetry and other technologies (e.g. geolocators).

Satellite-tracked Bonelli’s Eagles wintering in Africa for the first time

The recent migration of two young Bonelli’s Eagles across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco shows an unknown dispersive movement in this species. This confirms once again the importance of North Africa to the Iberian raptors. The Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) is usually resident across its breeding range with immature birds making sometimes large dispersions. With… Read More »

Spanish Imperial Eagle recovering space beyond borders

Tracking Spanish Imperial Eagles showed the scale of their movements in Morocco and Africa in general. In 2015, six young satellite-tracked Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) visited North Africa from Andalusia, southern Spain. A recent article by researchers from the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) and the Government of Andalusia explored the subject of these eagles’… Read More »

Satellite-tracked White Stork found dead in fishing lines south of Tangier, Morocco

A satellite-tracked White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) found dead near Asilah, Tangier region, northern Morocco. The good news is that the satellite transmitter was found in good condition. This is the story of how the White Stork ‘C666’ died and how its transmitter was found. On 26 November 2013, Brigitta Keeves from the office of Prof.… Read More »

Immature Short-toed Snake Eagles spend the summer in North Africa

Immature Short-toed Snake Eagles hatched in Spain leave their Sahelian wintering grounds to spend the summer in northern Africa. The importance of data on the non-breeding period of a bird population for understanding demography and for determining conservation strategies is well recognized, especially in long-lived species such as raptors. Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) is… Read More »