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Connecting Storks to the Network for Science


This summer, UEA PhD student Jethro Gauld joined other researchers in the Alentejo region of Portugal to assist Marta Serra Acacio with monitoring white stork Ciconia ciconia colonies and fitting GPS tags to juvenile birds before they fly the nest. In part this was to learn about the methods used to monitor this species as part of a long term monitoring project co-ordinated by Dr Aldina Franco and Dr Inês Catry which has been running since 2012. This season, Marta, Inês and research assistant Bruno managed to also tag 50 adult storks.