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Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding near Antwerp
Spanoghe G, Desmet P, Milotic T, Janssens K, De Regge N, Vanoverbeke J, Bouten W (2019): Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding near Antwerp. V1.1. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence.

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Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding in Antwerp is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 2691 occurrences (GPS fixes) recorded between 2018 and 2019 by GPS trackers mounted on 3 harriers breeding near the city of Antwerp (Belgium), mainly to study their habitat use and migration behaviour. more

The trackers are developed by the University of Amsterdam Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS) and allow to study the harriers' habitat use and migration behaviour in great detail. Our bird tracking network is operational since 2013 and is maintained and used by the INBO, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), UvA-BiTS, Ghent University (Ugent), and the University of Antwerp (UA). The bird tracking network used to collect these data is set up and maintained by the INBO and VLIZ as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch. Taxonomic coverage: The dataset contains tracking data from 3 Western Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus) breeding in Antwerp. Issues with the dataset can be reported here. The publication of this dataset was supported by the INBO as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch

Biology > Birds
Marine, Terrestrial, Breeding habitats, Foraging habitats, Migrations, Observation, Belgium, Flanders: North, Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Flanders: North [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
18 July 2018 - 16 May 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Universiteit van Amsterdam; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
LifeWatch observatory data: GPS tracking network for large birds, more

LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to, more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-01-23
Information last updated: 2021-07-20
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