Satellite Tracking

This part of the website will be upgraded during the winter of 2006-7.

 

Ringing has shown that Ospreys which breed in Britain spend the winter further south, usually in West Africa. However, little was known about the details of their migration until in 1999 the mystery began to be solved using the latest satellite technology.

Why satellite tracking?

What we hoped to learn

The satellites

The transmitters

Interpreting the data

 

 

Summary of flights of Ospreys satellite-tagged in 1999
Scottish birds (1999)

S01

S06

S07

S08

S09

S10

Rutland Water translocated birds (1999)

R02

R03

R04

R05

R06

Summary of flights of Ospreys satellite-tagged in 2000
Scottish birds (2000)

S06

S11

S12

S18

Rutland Water Translocated birds (2000)

T01

T02

T03

T04

T08

T09

Flights of Ospreys satellite-tagged in 2001-2
Rutland Water translocated birds (2001)

U03

U04

U06

U10

Scottish birds

S8H (2001)

SSK (2002)

Summary of analysis of migratory journeys carried out by Lorna Shaw at the University of Nottingham.

Summary of two papers describing similar satellite tracking of Swedish Ospreys.

Sightings of Ospreys on migration 1999-2000