Tracking and monitoring
Dr Kate Durrant
The University of Nottingham
Education and outreach
Summer Project student (2015)
Former Masters student (2014)
British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.
Thetford Ringing Group and Nightjar Project.
Above: A GPS data logger being fitted to the tail of a Eurasian Nightjar in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.
The GPS Project
During the summer of 2013 we began an exciting new project to investigate habitat-use and behaviour in nightjars using state-of-the-art miniature GPS data loggers.
This pilot project has been an enormous success and you will be able to read about it here soon! Being able to follow nightjars at night using high-precision devices such as these will, we hope, shed light on the difficult-to-study behaviour of this species.
Left: One of our nightjar sites on a July evening. During the summer we are joined by various people who help with nightjar work. Every night for three months, people from the project are out in the forest recording activity and progress of nightjar pairs so that our GPS data can be related to pair success and habitat choice.
Follow this link to find out details of this and other upcoming NWT events.
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