Tracking migration of Yelkouan shearwater

This project aims to better understanding of the migratory movements of a species endemic to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the Yelkouan shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan), which are still poorly understood to date. For this, we use GPS-GSM transmitters allowing detailed live tracking without the need for recapture, and falling naturally from the bird after a few weeks of tracking.

In February 2024, GPS/GSM transmitters were deployed on Yelkouan Shearwaters in the Istanbul Strait. This phase of the project aims to trace their ‘return’ routes towards their nesting sites.

BLOG 2024

In June-July 2022, GPS-GSM transmitters were deployed on Yelkouan shearwaters nesting in Malta and Tunisia. For the second phase of the project, a particular attention was given to the juveniles.

BLOG 2022

In June 2021, GPS-GSM transmitters were deployed for the first time on adult and juvenile Yelkouan shearwaters just before they leave their colony in Lastovo Archipelago (Croatia).

BLOG 2021

This CIESM program is co-financed by Prince Albert II Of Monaco Foundation. A financial contribution to the programme activities has been granted by the Foundation for a four-year period (2020-2024).