The white stork is traditionally a migratory species that nests in Europe and winters in sub-Saharan Africa. However, since the 1980s, the number of individuals that remain on the Iberian Peninsula year-round has been increasing. This change in migratory behavior has been attributed to the use of landfills, an abundant food source. By using GPS tracking technology, we have now been able to follow the birds throughout their lives and identify the costs and benefits of this new behavior and its impact on the storks' migratory decisions.
This activity is facilitated by Marta Acácio.
The presentation will be in english and the talk will be held in portuguese.