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Ways pigeons might home

Here is a fascinating YouTube video discussing different ways a pigeon might home. The people shown here are our heroes, who are really important people in the animal navigation world and especially in Pigeon navigation. You will find Tim Guildford … Continue reading

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Do you have a sense of direction?

There is a lot of work going on in the navigation field.  All the researchers in this field are now clear that navigation takes place in the sub-conscious.  I made the mistake of thinking that native peoples who seemed to … Continue reading

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The Albatross

You will find other descriptions here of Henri Weimerskirch’s work on Albatrosses under Albatrosses on this site as well as Anna Gagliardo’s work on the use of smell in navigation. A book recently written by Adam Nicholson called “The Seabirds … Continue reading

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Successful acceptance test of the ICARUS qualification model

This site takes you into the world where technology is trying to understand animal migration by using tags and a sophisticated satellite system to follow routes taken by animals.  Up until now tags have often been very heavy, or at … Continue reading

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Intro This site takes you into the world where technology is trying to understand animal migration by using tags and a sophisticated satellite system to follow routes taken by animals.  Up until now tags have often been very heavy, or … Continue reading

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How young cuckoos find their winter grounds

Please find this interesting link to important work on Cuckoos done by Kasper Thorup and his team in Denmark. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0168940 They were able to tag and therefore track fledgling cuckoos.  This work is very important as the major question for … Continue reading

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Animal Navigation Model

Antonio Nafarrate, one of our associate editors has sent his latest thinking: I am very interested in how so much of what he presents here fits with other pieces in our puzzle to understand how Animal Navigation might work Richard … Continue reading

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