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Zwerm spreeuwen

Young, naïve starlings are looking for their wintering grounds independently of experienced conspecifics. By revisiting a classic ‘displacement’ experiment and by adding new data, a team of researchers at the Netherlands Institute..


Continue reading 06 July 2024   1 week oud
Red Knot (Calidris canutus islandica) in the breeding grounds.

Climate change may speed up the emergence of insects in northern countries at the end of winter. This may cause breeding birds, migrating from the south, to come too late to benefit from the insect peak if they do not adjust their..


Continue reading 27 February 2024   4 mnd oud
Rosse Grutto's arriveren op de toendra broedgebieden rond de tijd van het smelten van de sneeuw.

Changing climate may slowly erode the difference between two subspecies of bar-tailed godwits. That warning is voiced by bird researchers from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the University of Amsterdam..


Continue reading 13 December 2023   7 mnd oud
Emma Penning sampling the mudflat for shrimp and crab, the skyline of Griend on the background.

Contrary to the population trends for many shorebirds, sanderlings have been doing relatively well in the Wadden Sea for the past years. The key to that success lies in the timing of these little birds' main food: shrimp on the..


Continue reading 21 November 2023   7 mnd oud
Kleine zwaan (Cygnus bewickii)

Bewick’s swans fly less far during their autumn migration when the weather is warm. Climate change has therefore led to a shift in their common wintering areas. Now, for the first time, bird researchers have been able to pinpoint..


Continue reading 06 October 2023   9 mnd oud
Geringde scholeksters met GPS-zenders

Tens of thousands of animals around the world are monitored using GPS trackers to protect wildlife and study animal behaviour. The collected data are also useful for biodiversity research, but are seldom available on platforms..


Continue reading 21 January 2023   1 jaar oud

The Wadden Sea is changing due to human influences such as mining for gas, tourism and sea level rise. Researcher Selin Ersoy, ecologist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) studied how ‘personalities’ of..


Continue reading 25 November 2022   1 jaar oud

As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, barnacle geese are increasingly at risk of arriving in their breeding areas too late. The good news is that they can speed up their 3,000 kilometre migration to the Arctic, by making fewer..


Continue reading 19 July 2018   5 jaar oud
Sturnus vulgaris. Spreeuw

Many fish species swim in schools and birds fly in flocks. Such collective behaviour must arise from the interactions between the animals. How it works was largely unclear. Wageningen-researchers now provide insight into the..


Continue reading 20 June 2018   6 jaar oud
A few week-old young storks in their nest, which were equipped with transmitters. The transmitters, weighing less than 60 grams, record the GPS coordinates and the acceleration of the birds. The latter piece of information tells the researchers whether an animal is flapping its wings or whether it is gliding.

Scientists can predict which storks will migrate to Africa in autumn and which will remain in Europe...


Continue reading 12 June 2018   6 jaar oud

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