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)!

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: