Save the chicks to save the population

Save the chicks to save the population

September 2, 2022

On September 14, 2022, Magali Frauendorf will defend her thesis ‘Causes of spatiotemporal variation in reproductive performance of Eurasian oystercatchers in a human-dominated landscape’ at Radboud University. In December 2016 she started her PhD in the project CHIRP (Cumulative Human Impact on biRd Populations) at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology in collaboration with Radboud University … Read More

Symposium Oystercatcher 29 October 2022

Symposium Oystercatcher 29 October 2022

September 2, 2022

Why is the Oystercatcher population declining ? And can we turn this tide? What are the cumulative effects of human activities in the breeding and wintering areas? The Cumulative Human Impact on biRd Populations (CHIRP) study investigated these questions. CHIRP will be closed at the beginning of 2022. In the Symposium Oystercatcher we look back … Read More

Why is the population of breeding Mallards in the Netherlands declining?

Why is the population of breeding Mallards in the Netherlands declining?

August 15, 2022

Why is the population of breeding Mallards in the Netherlands declining? Based on an analysis of four different datasets collected by citizen scientists, researchers from Sovon Vogelonderzoek, Radboud University and the Vogeltrekstation have come to the conclusion that a high duckling mortality is the main cause. If we want to protect the Mallard, we will … Read More

What are the effects of aircraft on birds in the Dutch Wadden Sea?

What are the effects of aircraft on birds in the Dutch Wadden Sea?

November 13, 2020

The Wadden Sea is of great importance to shorebirds, with millions of birds overwintering or fuelling for migration in the area each year. But they also face disturbances from natural and anthropogenic sources, including raptors, walkers, cyclists, boats and aircraft. A new, three-year study takes a detailed look at the effects of aircraft on the … Read More

New AVINest-app

New AVINest-app

May 27, 2019

After a year of testing, the app AviNest was launched on Saturday 23 March. AviNest makes it possible to enter nesting data directly in the field. The app is especially suitable for tracking nests of meadow birds, such as the Oystercatcher. You can also enter other types, because the app is tailored to the Nestkaart-system. … Read More

Annual report 2018 NESTKAST working group

Annual report 2018 NESTKAST working group

May 19, 2019

Have you seen young tits? In any case, the volunteers of NESTKAST (national network for STUDIES at nest KAST brothers). They are celebrating their tenth anniversary with an extensive report of the breeding season of 2018. It reflects an impressive amount of work. In the mild, very sunny spring, Great Tit and Blue Tit accelerated … Read More

Oystercatchers on the roof? – let us know!

Oystercatchers on the roof? – let us know!

March 5, 2019

More and more you come across the oystercatcher in the city! They come there to breed on flat roofs. This is special because you see them less and less in the mudflats and pasture areas of the Netherlands. The oystercatcher probably chooses the city because breeding there leads more often to success, but we do … Read More