Research study from José Alves (DBio/CESAM): Already on a diet thinking about summer?
Published in 30/3/2017
How is the transformation of coastal wetlands into rice fields in Portugal changing the diet of the birds that spend the winter there? Is this change damaging your migratory flights to northern Europe? The biologist José Alves from DBio/CESAM fears that this alterations may, in fact, affect the flight plans of these birds. This unprecedented study of wild birds was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Exeprimental Biology.
More information on: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=49870
Video of 35 thousand limosa limosa in the rice fields of the Tagus recorded in February 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_iafx6hqo
Video of a limosa limosa marked with colored washers and a satellite transmitter in Portugal in February of 2015 (named "Alcochete"), recorded last March 20 at its reproduction place in the Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt3knPo8egA
Link to the website of Limosa limosa tracking with transmitters where the position of the bird "Alcochete" can be seen: http://volg.keningfanegreide.nl/?lang=en