Tracking Bar-tailed Godwits from Oman
This is the first time that Bar-tailed Godwits are being tracked within the West Asia-East African flyway.
The intertidal ecosystem of Barr Al Hikman in the Sultanate of Oman is one of the last large pristine wetlands in the Middle-East. Barr Al Hikman is of major importance as a nursery and feeding area for shrimps, fishes, crabs and green turtles and it is the most important wetland for shorebirds in the Middle-East. With our study we aim for an advanced understanding of the ecological processes that are shaping this unique system.