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After red-throated divers were equipped with internal loggers, they were kept in padded and well-ventilated transport boxes in a quiet place before being released as close as possible to where they were captured. Divers which were equipped with external loggers were released immediately after the...

During our fieldwork, we equipped red-throated divers with external as well as implanted loggers. The decision about which logger type to use for which animal depended, among other things, on whether the bird was moulting. In spring, divers moult from their wintering plumage into breeding...

After successful completion of the DIVER Project, we are entering phase two. Beginning in March 2022 we will focus on Red-throated Divers. Aim of the new study to use novel GPS technology to not only record detailed movement data of individual birds during the winter,...