Date:21 February 2024
Price:Free (SOC member) event
Time:7.30pm - 9.00pm
Booking Info:Booking not required
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Tracking bird's movements with Ros Green, Claudia Tapia & Speaker TBA
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“There and back again – A Shelduck’s migration tale, and their adventures with offshore wind farms”, with Ros Green
For five years, Ros and her team have been tracking Shelduck on their moult migration, and assessing how and when these protected birds interact with offshore wind farms. Tens of thousands of Shelduck migrate across the North and Celtic Sea each year on migration between breeding, moulting and wintering grounds. They will interact with offshore wind farms on route, but there have been insufficient data available to quantify the severity of these interactions at either an individual or population level. Ros will share stories of tracking Shelduck from around the UK and Europe, and show you what has been learnt through her PhD so far.
About your speakers:
Ros Green is conducting a part-time PhD at the University of Liverpool studying shelduck migration in relation to offshore wind farms, whilst also continuing her job as a Research Ecologist at the BTO. She has a decade of GPS tagging experience with a range of seabirds, waders and wildfowl, and is a BTO ringing trainer and cannon-net licence holder too. She’s a skilled birder, fieldworker and all round nature enthusiast. If you want to know more about the PhD, check out her website.