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Migratory behaviour

Partners: University of Exeter, British Trust for Ornithology, University of Groningen

Funders: Natural England, Devon Birds, British Ornithological Union

Summary: Using new technology (geolocators) we are determining migration timing, routes, strategies, stopover locations and sub-Saharan wintering locations of UK breeding pied flycatchers. We hope to gain insights into how, where and when pied flycatchers migrate through Europe and Africa as a fundamental gap in our knowledge is quantifying timing of spring migration and arrival date to breeding grounds by individual birds, the influence of climate on this, and potential carry-over effects from wintering locations and migratory stop-over sites.