Tag-n-Track (TnT) used the latest technology to track birds locally and globally. This project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde LEADER & Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and started on the 9th of January 2017, running until 2019.
The project tagged and tracked 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 used solar-powered Global Satellite Monitoring (GSM) tags fitted to the birds with harnesses which collected data between 10-15 times a day.
The data collected from the tags allowed us to develop and deliver an extensive school programme across the Park encompassing the three council areas. Numerous events, workshops and talks to the public, various groups and other interested parties took place, reaching over 10,000 people. Tags were deployed in the summer of 2017 and continued in 2018.
Click to see the members of TEAM GULL and each of their stories here.
The project had a dedicated Facebook page (no longer being updated but contains historical info) https://www.facebook.com/TagnTrack/