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First Successful Deployment of Satellite Transmitters on Red-breasted Geese

  • February
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12:04 pm News

Bulgarian field team (Le Balkan Foundation and Branta-Tours) captured a young Red-breasted Goose near Shabla (North-East Bulgaria) and fitted it successfully, for the first time, with a harness and 22 g Argos/GPS satellite transmitter to follow its movements on the wintering grounds and migration north to nesting grounds. At 7:25 am on February 12, 2012, the young bird named Mini was released near a large flock of Red-breasted Geese near Shabla.

On February 16, 2012, Teddy and Boris (two male Red-breasted Geese) were captured about 3 km north of Branta Birding Lodge.

Teddy and Boris were successfully released on Feb 18, 2012 at 08:00 AM under perfect weather conditions, calm, sunny and bright. They flew beautifully and joined a large flock of Red-breasted Geese foraging near the village of Durankulak.

We hope that Mini, Teddy and Boris will lead the way and help bring attention for a much more effective national and international conservation program for this globally endangered species.
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