28 Oct

Trust completes their lapwing research study

In just two breeding seasons, forty-one Lapwing chicks, from forty-one separate broods have been radio-tracked in the grey partridge conservation project area.

 

This objective of our research was to identify the causes of lapwing chick mortality. Some very interesting results have emerged.

This research is funded by Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, & the National Parks & Wildlife Service.

Photos Courtesy: Clementine King-Urbin

 

 

 

 

29 Jun

Lapwing Radio Tracking Fieldwork

Some pictures from lapwing radio tracking fieldwork.

Blending in

Blending in

Lapwings nest

Lapwing nest

Lapwing chicks

Lapwing chicks

Hidding

Hiding

Researcher Kristina releasing chicks after tagging

Researcher Kristina releasing chicks after tagging

Tagged chick is getting back to the wilderness

Tagged chick gets back to the wilderness

The art of the camouflage

The art of the camouflage

Radio tracking

Radio tracking

10 Mar

Lapwing chick survival study to continue in 2015

The Trust will continue its radio tracking study to look at the causes of mortality among lapwing chicks.
88 nests with eggs and 40 broods of chicks were recorded in 2014 in the study area of 2.5 km sq.


This research is supported by Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, Perdix Wildlife Supplies and the National Parks & Wildlife Service