With nightjars in focus
Ruben Evens, Hasselt University, Belgium, presented some of his fascinating work on local movement in breeding European nightjars which provide novel insights in the habitat use and movement capacity in these nocturnal animals.
Fabio Casale, Fondazione Lombardia per I’Ambiente, Italy, elaborated on the difficulties related to monitoring and management of a cryptic and nocturnal species.
The second day consisted of long round-table discussions around a rather rectangular table.
A white-board is a powerful tool to share knowledge and ideas. Here graphs on optimal patch-use share the space with an illustration how nightjar-related conservation efforts are incorporated in the forestry management in Belgium.
Coffee breaks proved to provide great opportunity for networking.
Upon request we allocated part of the lunch break to a guided tour to the wind tunnel.
By bringing together researchers from different fields the workshop was very informative and stimulating. It encouraged collaborative projects to further our understanding on the movement ecology in these cryptic species and to improve future conservation efforts. The organization committee – Gabriel Norevik, Susanne Åkesson, Anders Hedenström and Christina Rengefors (administration) – would like to thank the workshop attendees for their active contributions. We also want to acknowledge Inger Ekström for her work with the booklet and CAnMove for financially supporting the workshop.