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About Us

Jennifer Vreugdenhil-Rowlands

Project Coordinator

I am an ornithologist and member of bird-ringing groups "Nebularia" and "Zeeland en Saeftinghe", participating in several research projects. My interest in birds and in research that benefits their protection led me to set up a research project for Turtle Doves in the Netherlands in 2018, to gain insight into their breeding habitat preferences and foraging behaviour. This has led to further research on the Turtle Dove.

Elly Schipper-Franse

Volunteer

 

My name is Elly Schipper-Frans and I am a volunteer with the Turtle Dove research carried out in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Since 2014 I have been a member of the local bird group ‘De Bevelanden’.

In response to an appeal for volunteers to assist with Turtle Dove research project in 2019, I contacted Jennifer. My role is to visit feeding stations – ensuring they are maintained and spreading appropriate seed. While visiting sites I also listen out for any birds in the area, including the Turtle Dove, and report this back to Jennifer.

2020 Volunteers

 

Co van den Boogerd - Feeding station volunteer

Family Vermin - Land owners and feeding station volunteers

Anita Hugense - Feeding station volunteer

Andre Vreugdenhil - Feeding station volunteer

Family van Zandbrijk - Feeding station volunteers

Jos Boot - Feeding station volunteer

Joke Geelhoed - Translation (English-Dutch) volunteer

Jos Tramper - Bird Ringer volunteer

Congratulations Naomi!

Naomi Oostinga, our 2019 intern, finished her Bachelors in Forest and Nature Management and has now started working for Landschaps Beheer Zeeland. We are very proud of her - congratulations Naomi!


She will be sorely missed, but plans to continue with us as a casual volunteer.

 

Meet the Birds

Bram

Sex: male

Weight: 166.4g

Tagged: 30th May 2020

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland.

Given a strong "Zeeuws" name after the province he was caught in.

Jos

Sex: male

Weight: 155.3g

Tagged: 13th June 2020

 

Ringed and tagged in Walcheren.

Named by Jos Tramper, who drove many kilometres and has spent hours waiting for us to catch a Turtle Dove.

Jozien

Sex: female

Weight: 143.7g

Tagged: 13th June 2020

 

Ringed and tagged in Walcheren.

Named by Jos Boot after his wife, whose grandfather historically owned the feeding station.

Bernard

Sex: male

Weight: 146.68g

Tagged: 13th May 2019

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland.

Named after financing partner Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds.

Omi

Sex: male

Weight: 165.00g

Tagged: 14th May 2019

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Named after 2019 intern Naomi Oostinga.

 

Henk

Sex: male

Weight: 166.50g

Tagged: 1st July 2019

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Named by 2019 intern Naomi Oostinga.

Linden

Sex: male

Weight: 118.20g

Tagged: 1st July 2019

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Named after Tilia Vreugdenhil.

Special thanks to...

Due to the complex situation of Turtle Doves, this research has relied heavily on the knowledge and support of many individuals, representing a range of organisations and institutions:

Het Zeeuwse Landschap: Chiel Jacobusse

Justus Liebig University of Giessen: Petra Quillfeldt, PhD student Yvonne Schumm

Natuurmonumenten: André Hannewijk, Rene Wink, Tijmen Ottelander

NIOO Vogeltrekstation: Henk van de Jeugd

SOVON: Jan-Willem Vergeer and Erik Kleyheeg

University of Groningen (RUG): Raymond Klaassen

BirdLife Netherlands: Jules Bos, Lars Soerink

RSPB: Samantha Lee, Guy Anderson and John Mallord

Wageningen University: Corné Vreugdenhil, Matthijs Boessenkool (GIS undergraduate)

Aviornis International Nederland: Charles van de Kerkhof

 
 

Supported by

This project is financially supported by Stichting Het Zeeuwse Landschap, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds,

BirdLife Netherlands and LUSH

This project is being conducted in partnership with the University of Groningen, the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany),

SOVON - Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, BirdLife Netherlands and Het Zeeuwse Landschap

© 2019 Les Deux Touradiens

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