Several eagle owls in Schleswig-Holstein were equipped with GPS transmitters within the framework of a BioConsult SH telemetry study. The research project investigated habitat use and flight behaviour of the nocturnal eagle owl in the vicinity of existing wind farms. Aim was to provide a more accurate estimate of the risk for eagle owls to collide with wind turbines.
Two years and almost 2 million GPS data records later the final report is now available. The results yielded interesting findings on the home range size and gave insight into which areas are used by eagle owls apart from the breeding site.
The study was carried out on behalf of the Landesverband Eulen-Schutz Schleswig-Holstein funded by the the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization (MELUND).
Here you can find further information about the project and download the final report.