Saturday, September 22, 2007

Migration Mapping Tool

This might interest some of you - a European-scale Migration Mapping Tool developed by the BTO on behalf of Euring; and also in association with DEFRA in response to the recent avian influenza outbreak. Because it has AI as its driving factor it is mainly concerned with ducks and geese but the 21 species so far listed also includes Lapwing, Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit. For the species listed it gives maps and data regarding the major migration routes of these species across Europe - something of obvious importance if AI reappears. A Britain and Ireland Mapping Tool has also now been completed but has yet to go live. The map shows the cyclic movement of (some) Tufted Duck from Britain to northern and mid Spain


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