Orford Ness Gulls Monitored with GPS Reveal Surprising Migration Habits

GPS tracking birds

Among the many important uses of GPS tracking technology, are wildlife research and conservation efforts. Scientist around the world can study the different habits of all kinds of creatures by attaching GPS tracking devices to the animals. Prior to this technology, our understanding of wildlife was much more limited, as researchers could only rely on visual observations. Many animals depend on their ability to remain undetected for survival, making visually tracking them very difficult. One of the latest groups to use GPS tracking to monitor wildlife, is the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). The BTO equipped 25 black-backed gulls fromRead More