This map shows the current wintering position of Stone Curlews we are tracking with Ornis italica from a population breeding in Central Italy. As you can see, one is a resident, while all others choose to winter in Tunisia or on the Mediterranean Islands.
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Two juvenile peregrine falcons followed with GPS by our friends at Ornis italica. In summer they explore their surroundings (and sometimes much further), in winter they minimize their energy expenditure, hunting from well-known perches and moving very little.
“Roller coaster ride”: an article on the European roller, tagged by our friends at Ornis Italica, came out this month on BirdLife South Africa, by RFI journalist Ryan Truscott.
While this female European roller is incubating in one of our nestboxes, the male goes hunting and comes back with a grasshopper for her. Can you spot the GPS logger on the female roller?
Black Kites tracked with our GPS GSM/3G loggers in the past three years. Kites breeding in Italy use both migration routes, through the Sicily Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar.
Differential migration strategy within a couple of Stone Curlews tagged with our GPS/GSM loggers: the male wintered in Tunisia, the female in Sardinia. More info here on the work done by Ornis Italica in collaboration with Coracias and Università degli Studi della Tuscia.
This year, together with Ornis italica, we started to follow with GPS some Kestrel pairs breeding in urban and mediterranean habitat.
Release of a European roller after being tagged with our 3.5g solar-powered GPS logger.
This year, together with our friends at Ornis italica we equipped more European rollers with Gipsy Remote XS GPS trackers. We collected a lot of data during the breeding season and in spring, when they’ll come back from Africa, we hope to gain more informations about the migration of this species.