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We’ve got the hardware!

Marking birds is a method used to track movements and determine patterns. Various methods are used to are used depending on the species, the questions to be answered, the budget, and the available technology. Technology is getting ever smarter, and smaller, and more cost effective. Satellite transmitters are now small enough to attach to birds, … Continue reading We’ve got the hardware!

A training expedition I’ll never forget…

Colleagues from the Scottish Raptor Study Group (SRSG) were kind enough to invite myself (Eimear) and Dr Kendrew Colhoun to their patch in Scotland to train in fitting GPS tags. I am already trained and licenced to handle birds of prey, and I have ran a wing-tagging marking programme of buzzards in Northern Ireland since … Continue reading A training expedition I’ll never forget…

Young Fermanagh Naturalist ‘steps-up’ for birds of prey

The big news is that the wonderful Dara McAnulty (Young Fermanagh Naturalist) and his mum Roisín have completed a 45km ‘Ramble for Raptors’, hiking the Cuilcagh Way in Co. Fermanagh in January in incredibly tough conditions, and they have raised £6050.50 for the Hawk-Eyes project!!! This is absolutely incredible and the money will go to … Continue reading Young Fermanagh Naturalist ‘steps-up’ for birds of prey

Raptor-Cam

Wildlife Cameras: Raptor Cam This part of the Hawk-Eyes project uses wildlife surveillance cameras, purchased through the ARCS grant, at raptor nest sites at various locations across Northern Ireland, particularly within persecution hot-spot areas. These cameras remotely monitor bird of prey nests, roost and bait points throughout the year, providing unique insights into the birds … Continue reading Raptor-Cam