Satellite-tracking in Saxonia

Bean geese staging in eastern part of Germany in large numbers. Since the old open pits of mining filled with water and build up large lakes the geese discovered this as safety night roosts and increased in numbers there. To get more informations about their space use and migration behaviour, Bean geese were caught and neckbanded. Five of them were transmittered in autumn 2008 with satellite-transmitters . For our studies we decided to select only heavy males from the flocks of captured birds. The heavier the bird, the lower the influence of the additional load of the transmitter on the body condition and survival of the bird. We also considered the possibility of the transmitter being an additional danger for a breeding female on the nest.
Below you`ll find links to all the "personal" web sites of our transmittered geese, showing you their migration routes and additional information about sightings. In some cases, we have photos of the bird and information about his mate(s) and numbers of young. If you observe a transmittered bird, please inform us!

This project was financed by support of Vogelschutzwarte Neschwitz.

Transmittered birds

  • U75 yellow ("Erich"), caught on 2-11-2008
  • L55 yellow ("Jürgen"), caught on 18-11-2008
  • L56 yellow ("Rainer"), caught on 18-11-2008
  • L58 yellow ("Gerd"), caught on 18-11-2008