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GPS tracking data of Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) from the Netherlands and Belgium

We describe six datasets that contain GPS and accelerometer data of 202 Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) spanning the period 2008–2021. Birds were equipped with GPS trackers in breeding and wintering areas in the Netherlands and Belgium. We used GPS trackers from the University of Amsterdam Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS) for several study purposes, including the study of space use during the breeding season, habitat use and foraging behaviour in the winter season, and impacts of human disturbance. To enable broader usage, all data have now been made open access. Combined, the datasets contain 6.0 million GPS positions, 164 million acceleration measurements and 7.0 million classified behaviour events (i.e., flying, walking, foraging, preening, and inactive). The datasets are deposited on the research repository Zenodo, but are also accessible on Movebank and as down-sampled occurrence datasets on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS).


Number of pages 15
Volume 1123
Pages (to-from) 31-45
Type A1: Web of Science-article
Category Research
Magazine ZooKeys
Issns 1313-2989
Publisher Pensoft
Language English

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Henk-Jan van der Kolk
Peter Desmet
Kees Oosterbeek
Andrew M. Allen
Martin J. Baptist
Roeland A. Bom
Sarah C. Davidson
Jan de Jong
Hans de Kroon
Bert Dijkstra
Rinus Dillerop
Adriaan M Dokter
Magali Frauendorf
Tanja Milotic
Eldar Rakhimberdiev
Judy Shamoun‐Baranes
Geert Spanoghe
Martijn van de Pol
Gunther Van Ryckegem
Joost Vanoverbeke
Eelke Jongejans
Bruno J. Ens