Throughout their seasonal migration, birds sometimes journey between breeding and non-breeding grounds alongside migratory routes grouped into main flyways, such because the Indo-European flyway between Europe and the Indian subcontinent. In a brand new examine revealed within the Journal of Biogeography, investigators used modelling and monitoring strategies to determine potential migratory obstacles and corridors inside the Indo-European flyway, in addition to birds’ adaptive behaviors that assist with navigation alongside the route.
“For me, the examine began years in the past on the coast of the German Baltic Sea. Along with two of my co-authors Roland Neumann and Benjamin Metzger, we caught and tracked Widespread rosefinches aiming to disclose their precise wintering areas,” stated lead creator Simeon Lisovski, PhD, of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Analysis, in Germany. “Years later, we came upon that different researchers from throughout Europe did the identical and that placing the tracks in perspective can yield extra in-depth ecological insights than every single examine might present. Merging these tracks with flyway-wide datasets on local weather and habitat has been a brilliant insightful and thrilling collaborative expertise.”
World Migratory Hen Day is Might 8, 2021.
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