O_AMELAND - Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus, Haematopodidae) breeding on Ameland (the Netherlands) [subsampled representation]

Latest version published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) on 17 June 2022 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
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17 June 2022
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This animal tracking dataset is derived from Oosterbeek et al. (2022, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6656937) a deposit of Movebank study 1605803389. Data have been standardized to Darwin Core using the movepub R package and are downsampled to the first GPS position per hour. The original dataset description follows.

O_AMELAND - Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus, Haematopodidae) breeding on Ameland (the Netherlands) is a bird tracking dataset published by Sovon, the University of Amsterdam and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains animal tracking data for the study O_AMELAND using trackers developed by the University of Amsterdam Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS, http://www.uva-bits.nl). The study was operational from 2010 to 2013. In total 15 individuals of Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) have been tagged as a breeding bird on the Wadden island Ameland (the Netherlands), mainly to study their space use during the breeding season. Data are uploaded from the UvA-BiTS database to Movebank and from there archived on Zenodo (see https://github.com/inbo/bird-tracking). No new data are expected.

These data were collected by Sovon and University of Amsterdam (UvA). Funding was provided by NAM and supported by the UvA-BiTS virtual lab on the Dutch national e-infrastructure, built with support of LifeWatch, the Netherlands eScience Center, SURFsara and SURFfoundation. The dataset was published with funding from Stichting NLBIF - Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.

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animal movement; animal tracking; gps tracking; accelerometer; altitude; temperature; biologging; birds; UvA-BiTS; Movebank; frictionlessdata; Occurrence; Observation


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