First deployment of transmitters successful

The first field season started in 2015 and Red-throated Divers (Gavia stellata) were successfully captured on the North Sea north of Heligoland within their designated area. Their movement patterns during wintering as well as their migration routes to breeding areas and back can be tracked by satellite transmitters for a year now.

Since the end of April the first Divers started migration towards their breeding area. 3 Birds stay in Norway, 3 Birds on the Barents Sea, 2 on the White Sea, 1 on the coast of Island and 2 Birds are still on the North Sea. All the Birds heading north east towards Russia take longer breaks on the Baltic Sea. For now one Bird seems to have arrived in the breeding area in the West Siberian Plain east of the Ural.