Ringing Trip to Lotan Kibbutz, Israel 2013
In the first week of April, Kate and I made a return visit to Lotan in Israel, along with 10 other ringers from the UK. The ringing expedition was timed to coincide with the spring migration through the south of the country.
Lotan, being an oasis in the otherwise barren Arava desert, is a magnet for birds ready to feed and refuel on their northerly journeys read more...
New information revealed on migrants from stable isotope analysis
Recent work by SBRG members has provided new information on the winter habitat use of wood warblers, house martins and swifts. The results make fascinating reading and help us to understand the threats faced by these declining species in sub-Saharan Africa. The work was lead by our group member Dr Karl Evans from the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with other ornithologists and SBRG members. Read the full paper here
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Trip to Cyprus, April 2013
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