BOU2017 – Poster – Kleinschmidt et al. – Site fidelity and temporal consistency of red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) during migration, moult & wintering



Background & Motivation

  • Red-throated diver is a strictly protected migratory species
  • Breeding in arctic regions
  • Wintering in temperate coastal waters
  • Eastern part of the North Sea represents an important area within winter & spring season
  • Movement ecology mostly unknown
  • A better understanding of site fidelity and timing of movements is crucial for conservation implications