MIGRATION HAS STARTED

Finally! The long anticipated migration of the bar-tailed godwits from Barr Al Hikman has commenced! After a week of favourable southern winds it just had to happen, and so it did. Just before sunset on 13 April the birds that we named Shannah…

When will they leave Barr Al Hikman?

We vividly remember our expedition to Barr Al Hikman at the beginning of April 2010. It was unmercifully hot during the day with temperatures easily reaching above 40°C. During the quiet windless evenings the temperatures hardly dropped, but…

Unexpected movement of Ma'awil

On the intercalary day of 2016, the transmittered godwit that we named Ma’awil did something we didn’t expect. She left Barr Al Hikman in a north-eastward direction. The entire night she flew straight across the Indian Ocean. After about…

We are in the air

And so are ten bar-tailed godwits that we equipped with an Argos PTT transmitter last November in Barr Al Hikman. By tracking Omani bar-tailed godwits we hope to find out more about their annual routine because we virtually know nothing about…