Xarifa & Calypso - GPS-tagged Shelducks in the Seewinkel

This summer, I tagged and released two juvenile Common Shelducks / Brandgänse (Tadorna tadorna) that we raised at St. Martins Therme & Lodge. Xarifa and Calypso were wild born but lost their parents and ended up as orphans. Thanks to the lodge's support and with some luck, we could solve a mystery of Austria's bird life. Both birds now carry GPS tags (satellite transmitters), in order to reveal the still unknown wintering and moulting sites of the Shelducks breeding in Austria. Wish them good luck, a long life and follow their journey here: https://bit.ly/2vIawmn (regular diary entries and updates of the map) or on the Animal Tracker App for mobile devices.


This project was made possible by St. Martins Therme & Lodge | Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel | Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust