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Record No.3 of satellite tracking project on white-fronted geese migration

  
 

In February 2015,Research group from CESS (Center of Earth System Science), Tsinghua University captured and released 4 White-fronted Geese equipped with GPS-GSM in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, aiming to get a better understanding on the spatio-temporal migration patterns of East Asian birds under the influence of environmental mechanisms.

 

According to the up to date tracking data, White-fronted Geese THU05THU01THU02 and THU03 left the stopover near the Nenjiang basin in the northeast of China and fled northward to the Siberia breeding ground in northern Russia in May 14, 16, 17 and 20, respectively (Figure 1).  White-fronted Goose THU01arrived at breeding ground, Lena Delta, in May 29, 2015 (Figure 2). Up to now, the flight distances of THU01, 03, 02 and 05 are 5200, 3800, 4400 and 4500 km respectively.

Figure 1. Tacking map of White-fronted Geese (2015.2.1 – 2015.5.29)

Figure 2. White-fronted Goose THU01arrived at breeding ground, Lena Delta, in May 29, 2015

 

Tacking record 2015/05/29

Name

Gender

Weight (g)

Age

Current Location

Current Flying Distance (Km)

Statue

THU01

Male

2640

Adult bird

Lena Delta, Russia

5200km

Reaching breeding ground

THU02

Female

2200

Adult bird

Russia

4400km

Spring migrating

THU03

Female

2040

2nd year young bird

Russia

3800km

Spring migrating

THU05

Male

2410

Adult bird

Russia

4500km

Spring migrating

 

Please contact Yali Si via email (yalisi@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn) if you are have further questions.  Student with background of remote sensing, GIS, spatial analysis, geography, ecology and environmental science is welcomed in the team.

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