Research visit to Max-Planck Institute in Seewiesen

From 20th of June until 1st of July, I visit Niels Dingemanse at the MPI in Seewiesen for help with data analyses. On our way to Germany, we briefly visited Manuel Aguilera in Northern Spain (Huesca) and stayed overnight in his hostel in Binaced. Manuel runs several (small-scaled) feeding stations for Griffon vultures and overwintering…

Capture session at Fuerteventura

The yearly trapping session on Fuerteventura, from 11th until 19th of June, resulted in 25 captured birds (15 males and 9 females, 1 unknown sex). This included the only unringed fledgling from 2015! Since two birds with GPS-loggers died in the last 5 months (one died of lead poisening, one unknown cause), two new birds…

Two female friends ?

In the second half of April a 7 year old unpaired female visited the territory of a pair with a small chick. Strangely enough, both females started to make long-distance flights together on several days (see panel 1 and 2 below). On the 3rd of May, both birds flew to the south of Fuerteventura, where…

Guirre on the Cover of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

A guirre on the May cover of a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment highlights a review by researchers of the Estacíon Biológica Doñana and collaborators on the effectiveness of supplementary feeding programs to recover endangered scavenger populations. Ainara Cortés‐Avizanda, Guillermo Blanco, Travis L DeVault, Anil Markandya, Munir Z Virani, Joseph Brandt, José A Donázar. Supplementary…