Bird Movements and Animal Marking

We focus on phenology of bird movements and the consequences of movement behaviour for the bird as well as for the environment. This reaches from morphological adaptations of the flight apparatus and of the immune system to behavioural adaptations, life history traits and conservation aspects on one side and the dispersal of plants and animals (including pathogens) through migrating birds on the other side. In addition, our group manages the Centre for Animal Marking “Vogelwarte Radolfzell” that provides support and data management for scientific bird ringing in Southern Germany and Berlin as well as multiple services from training and support in permit issues to trapping, tagging and data management in electronic tracking projects – not just of birds.


In the Media



May 13, 2023

Stallpflicht wird aufgehoben, aber die Vogelgrippe bleibt more

Two birds from FAZ

Frankfurter Allgemeine

January 17, 2023

Immunität ist die Hoffnung more

Birds flying across sky from RND


December 22, 2022

Vogelwanderungen im Klimawandel: Warum das Zugverhalten weiter abnehmen wird more

Bird landing with wind turbine in background, from Climate Feedback

Climate Feedback

December 14, 2022

Wind turbines can kill birds, but not as many as fossil fuels and other anthropogenic impacts more

Birds on reeds

December 05, 2022

Weniger Zugvögel auf der Halbinsel Mettnau gezählt more

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