Effect of weather conditions on the spring migration of Eurasian Woodcock and consequences for breeding

  title={Effect of weather conditions on the spring migration of Eurasian Woodcock and consequences for breeding},
  author={K{\'e}vin Le Rest and Andrew N. Hoodless and Christine Heward and Jean Louis Cazenave and Yves Ferrand},
Migration is a critical period of time with fitness consequences for birds. The development of tracking technologies now allows researchers to examine how different aspects of bird migration affect population dynamics. Weather conditions experienced during migration are expected to influence movements and, subsequently, the timing of arrival and the energetic costs involved. We analysed satellite-tracking data from 68 Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola fitted with Argos satellite tags in the… 
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