Geolocators



Nightjars arrive in our areas at the end of April, and leave at the and of August. They are summer residents that try to fulfil two breeding during this short period of presence. During the largest period of the year, Nightjars are absent. But where do they migrate to? Currently this is one of the largest mysteries that Nightajrs hold. But it is a matter of time before this mystery becomes unravelled.

To record the migration route of Nightjars we use geolocators. These tiny things log light intensity. When a bird returns to their breeding grounds, it is possible to reconstruct it's migration route. British researchers have made some discoveries already. Their Nightjars migrated to the centre of Congo. So let's hope our Nightjars return in spring 2013!!!