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30/05/2022

Scientists from the SteLar-Delta project study the little terns of MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre

The last few days at MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre we received a visit from a team of ornithologists. These scientists are working on the SteLar-Delta project, born in Canaries, which focuses on the study of the relationship between seabirds (especially terns and gulls) and their relationship with schools of fish and fishing fleets.

The project consists of using GPS marking to be able to relate the presence of common tern (Sterna hirundo), sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis), little tern (Sternula albifrons), audouin’s gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii) and yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) with the quantity and quality of schools of fish and thus make fishermen aware that the presence of these birds is also beneficial for them.

The ornithologists have captured a group of small breeding terns in the old salt flats of Sant Antoni, close to our center, and have placed locators on them. In a while, when they recover them, they will be able to analyze the data on their behavior and habits.