East Atlantic Flyway

coastal waders

The East-Atlantic Flyway connects the Canadian and Russian Arctic, Europe and Africa. We study shorebirds along this Flyway in the key coastal areas, which are the Wadden Sea in Europe and the Banc d’Arguin and Archipelago dos Bijagòs in West Africa.

We follow the migration of Red Knots,d Bar-tailed Godwits and Whimbrel wearing ultralight solar-powered satellite transmitters.

These tracking projects are based at the Royal NIOZ, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and conducted with collaborators in Portugal, Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau, and the University of Groningen.