Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Satellite tagged birds

While in the Mackenzie Delta (Northwest Territories) this summer, I helped put satellite transmitters on 6 birds: 3 Whimbrels, and 3 Hudsonian Godwits.

Two of those Whimbrels are now in Atlantic Canada - 1 is in Newfoundland :)
The third one has left Atlantic Canada and is well on its way to Brazil, it undertook what is apparently a longer than 10 day non-stop flight (see the first link)!

http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=123745&full=1&lang=

http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=123746&full=1&lang=

http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=123748&full=1&lang=

All three Hudsonian Godwits are currently along the Hudson Bay coast. Interestingly, all 3 of them took indirect, and seemingly unusual flights to get there:

http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=123747&full=1&lang=

http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=123749&full=1&lang=

http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=123750&full=1&lang=


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