This animal tracking dataset is derived from Spanoghe et al. (2022, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5879096) a deposit of Movebank study https://www.movebank.org/cms/webapp?gwt_fragment=page=studies,path=study1099562810. Data have been standardized to Darwin Core using the movepub R package and are downsampled to the first GPS position per hour. The original dataset description follows.
O_WESTERSCHELDE - Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus, Haematopodidae) breeding in East Flanders (Belgium) is a bird tracking dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains animal tracking data collected by the LifeWatch GPS tracking network for large birds (http://lifewatch.be/en/gps-tracking-network-large-birds) for the project/study O_WESTERSCHELDE, using trackers developed by the University of Amsterdam Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS, http://www.uva-bits.nl). The study has been operational since 2018. In total 13 individuals of Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) have been tagged in their breeding area in East Flanders (Belgium), west of the river Scheldt, mainly to study their habitat use on mudflats of the Western Scheldt (the Netherlands). Data are uploaded from the UvA-BiTS database to Movebank and from there archived on Zenodo (see https://github.com/inbo/bird-tracking). No new data are expected.
This dataset was collected using infrastructure provided by INBO and funded by Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) as part of the Belgian contribution to LifeWatch. Additional funding was provided by the Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 15,243 records.
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animal movement; animal tracking; gps tracking; accelerometer; altitude; temperature; biologging; birds; LifeWatch; UvA-BiTS; Movebank; frictionlessdata; Occurrence; Observation
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- Vanoverbeke J, Spanoghe G, De Regge N, Van Ryckegem G. (2020). Foerageergedrag van scholekster op de Westerschelde. ( Rapporten van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Nr. 23). Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek. https://doi.org/10.21436/inbor.18345084 https://doi.org/10.21436/inbor.18345084