HG_OOSTENDE - Herring gulls (Larus argentatus, Laridae) breeding at the southern North Sea coast (Belgium)

Dataset

Description

HG_OOSTENDE - Herring gulls (Larus argentatus, Laridae) breeding at the southern North Sea coast (Belgium) is a bird tracking dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains animal tracking data collected by the LifeWatch GPS tracking network for large birds (http://lifewatch.be/en/gps-tracking-network-large-birds) for the project/study HG_OOSTENDE, using trackers developed by the University of Amsterdam Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS, http://www.uva-bits.nl). The study has been operational since 2013. In total 55 individuals of European Herring gull (Larus argentatus) have been tagged in or near their breeding area at the southern North Sea coast (Ostend and Zeebrugge in Belgium), mainly to study their habitat use. Data from active or new trackers are periodically uploaded from the UvA-BiTS database to Movebank (see https://github.com/inbo/bird-tracking) and then Zenodo. An older version of this dataset has been described in Stienen et al. (2016, https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.555.6173).
Date made available5-Dec-2019
Temporal coverage17-May-2013 - 31-Dec-2018
Date of data production17-May-2013 - 31-Dec-2018
Geographical coverageEurope & Africa

EWI Biomedical sciences

  • B005-zoology

Taxonomic list

  • gulls and terns (Laridae and Sternidae)
  • Larus argentatus

Thematic List 2020

  • Protected nature
  • Data & infrastructure

Geographic list

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Belgium

Technological

  • GPS

Free keywords

  • animal movement
  • animal tracking
  • gps tracking
  • biologging
  • Movebank

Thematic list

  • Sea and coastal birds

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