Over the last 40 years or so we have learned a lot about the lives of Bird Island’s Sooty Terns while they are nesting on the island. Thanks to the development of new tiny tracking devices, we are now beginning to learn something of their lives at sea. Recently, I wrote about the remarkable findings … More How far to the Sooty Tern restaurant?
On Friday 16 September Christine and I visited Pathtrack Ltd, the company that makes the GPS loggers (Nanofix GEO+) that we deploy on Sooty Terns (and that we also put on Brown Noddies with Camille Lebarbenchon, our friend based at Reunion Island). Following increased demand for their tracking equipment Pathtrack have relocated to a larger building in … More Feedback from Pathtrack: tracking technology moves on
In recent blog posts I have often referred to our work in the Sooty Tern colony, without explaining what we are doing. Our main objective this year is to discover where Bird Island’s Sooty Terns feed during incubation and early chick rearing. As mentioned in the more technical post of 14 December 2015, we have … More Tracking Sooty Terns at sea