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Title of the project

SONG THRUSH project

Description

The Migratory Birds Office of the Italian Federation of Hunting frequently bases its work on sustainable hunting (and their institutional approach) on data collected by hunters through important research projects. These projects use diverse scientific methods based on sampling, satellite telemetry and ringing. This makes it possible to implement effective management decisions and to improve the review of bird hunting periods in Europe (Key Concepts document).

Satellite telemetry provides precise location of the transmitter during the an entire spring migration phase. Some specimens can be monitored for more than one migratory cycle. Unlike ringing methods, satellite telemetry facilitates mapping the breeding and wintering sites independently from the activity of ​​capturing and re-capturing.

Results

Studying the wintering phase and the initial period of spring migration: determined the home range of the birds, determined the environmental preferences and habitat use/selection. Observed a high fidelity to the places of overnight stopping inside the wintering areas.

Location

Country Italy
Level National

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Song thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data).

Partners

Publication(s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPMMBNCrF-M