Tag-n-Track (TnT) is using the latest technology to track birds locally and globally. This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde LEADER & Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and started on the 9th of January. It will run for the next two years.
One of the species we will be tagging and tracking is the Lesser Black-backed Gull. They are a much maligned species, most people viewing them as chip-stealing pests. However, are you aware that some of these UK amber listed birds (due to fewer individuals over a limited range) actually migrate to Europe and Africa in the winter time and then back to the UK in the summer? The project will be using solar-powered Global Satellite Monitoring (GSM) tags fitted to the birds with harnesses which collects data between 10-15 times a day.
The data collected from the tags will allow us to develop and deliver an extensive school programme
across the Park encompassing the three council areas. We will be offering numerous events, workshops and talks to the public, various groups and other interested parties. We will start deploying tags this summer and there will be plenty of opportunities for people to get involved in volunteering with the project. If you want to find out more then keep an eye on the website, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TagnTrack/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about our tagged gulls here