Fellow João Guilherme led a study that reviewed tracking data to show how countries along the Afro-Palearctic Migratory Flyway are connected by long distance movements of of landbirds & raptors. The study shows current state of knowledge and identifies priorities for future studies to fill knowledge gaps.
This paper is an output of João Guilherme’ PhD on “Informing conservation of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds, raptors, and storks using tracking data”, recently awarded by the University of Montpellier. This project was a collaboration between the CNRS (supervisor: Ana Rodrigues), BirdLife International (supervisor Vicky Jones, collaborators Stuart Butchart, Maria Dias) and the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (supervisor: Inês Catry), also involving the RSPB and BTO.
Guilherme, J.L., Jones, V.R., Catry, I., Beal, M., Dias, M.P., Oppel, S., Vickery, J.A., Hewson, C.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Rodrigues, A.S.L. (in press) Connectivity between countries established by landbirds and raptors migrating along the African-Eurasian flyway. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.14002 → Open Access repository
This paper comes with extensive supplementary materials, and a new open access dataset :
Guilherme, J.L. (2022) A database of migration records between countries established by African-Eurasian migratory landbirds and raptors. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7044192 → Open Access Repository[figure is part of Figure 4 in the paper]