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

Van Der Kolk, Henk-jan, Desmet, Peter, Oosterbeek, Kees, Allen, Andrew M., Baptist, Martin J., Bom, Roeland A., Davidson, Sarah D., de Jong, Jan, de Kroon, Hans, Dijkstra, Bert, Dillerop, Rinus, Dokter, Adriaan M., Frauendorf, Magali, Milotić, Tanja, Rakhimberdiev, Eldar, Shamoun-Baranes, Judy, Spanoghe, Geert, van de Pol, Martijn, Van Ryckegem, Gunther, Vanoverbeke, Joost, Jongejans, Eelke, and Ens, Bruno J. (2022) GPS tracking data of Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) from the Netherlands and Belgium. ZooKeys, 1123. pp. 31-45.

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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).

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1313-2989
Copyright Information: Copyright Henk-Jan van der Kolk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestric.ted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 01:44
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