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Osprey chick Deshar being held by Roy Dennis during satellite tagging

Image: The RSPB

There's still a huge amount we don't know about birds. Migration is a fascinating topic, but it can also help focus conservation efforts in particular areas. 

Find out how we're using satellite technology to learn more about ospreys and northern bald ibises - you can browse our interactive maps to see where the birds go.

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Tracking the Mull white-tailed eagles

Follow the movements of Mull's young white-tailed eagles. You'll be able to watch where they go on our interactive map. More...

Tracking the Mull white-tailed eagles

Tracking the Loch Garten ospreys

In 2008 we began a satellite tracking project to help us learn more about the movements of young ospreys as they migrated for the first time. More...

Tracking the Loch Garten ospreys

Northern bald ibis

The northern bald ibis is the rarest bird in the Middle East. We have been tracking four of them via satellite transmitters – two as they left Syria for the winter and two juveniles released from the semi-wild population in Turkey. Find out what happened on their journeys here with us. Watch this space for further news on the exciting next steps for this important work! More...

Northern bald ibis

Tracking the Tollie Red Kites

We're tracking red kites from the re-introduction scheme in the North of Scotland. Follow them as they explore the region (and sometimes well beyond it) before setting up breeding territories of their own. More...

Tracking the Tollie Red Kites