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About Us

Jennifer Vreugdenhil-Rowlands

Project Coordinator

I am an ornithologist and member of bird-ringing groups "Nebularia" and "Zeeland en Saeftinghe", participating in several research projects. My interest in birds and in research that benefits their protection led me to set up a research project for Turtle Doves in the Netherlands in 2018, to gain insight into their breeding habitat preferences and foraging behaviour. This has led to further research on the Turtle Dove.

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Sebastiaan Roest

Intern (2022)

My name is Sebastiaan Roest, 27, and I live in the Zak van Zuid Beveland in Kwadendamme. Since I was young I've had a passion for and interest in nature. As a boy I would spend my time catching frogs, searching for duck eggs and spotting deer, claiming I'd be a warden when I grew up. I've channelled my passion for nature into an education in Nature Management, Limburg, and am now studying Forest and Nature Conservation in Van Hall Larenstein, Velp. Growing up in Zeeland has given me a special interest in Zeeuwse nature, leading to my eventual involvement in this research into the turtle dove.

2021  Volunteers/ Contributors

 

Participating farmers - Mart den Hollander, Jan Lampert, Johan Sanderse (Sapofra),

                                             Anthon Steijn, Lourus Kluijfhout

Bastiaan van de Wetering - Stagiaire

Vogel Werkgroep Walcheren - Field observations

Jos Boot - Feeding station volunteer

Jos Tramper - Bird ringing volunteer

Joke Geelhoed - Translation (English-Dutch) volunteer

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2020 Volunteers/Contributors

 

Elly Schipper-Franse - Volunteer

Co van den Boogerd - Feeding station volunteer

Family Vermin - Land owners and feeding station volunteers

Anita Hugense - Feeding station volunteer

Andre Vreugdenhil - Feeding station volunteer

Family van Zandbrijk - Feeding station volunteers

Jos Boot - Feeding station volunteer

Joke Geelhoed - Translation (English-Dutch) volunteer

Jos Tramper - Bird ringing volunteer

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2019 Volunteers/Contributors

 

Naomi Oostinga - Intern 2019

Elly Schipper-Franse - Volunteer

Family Vermin - Land owners and feeding station volunteers

Andre Vreugdenhil - Feeding station volunteer

Jos Tramper - Bird ringing volunteer

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Meet the Birds

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Sebastiaan

Sex: male

Weight:

Tagged: 8th June 2022

 

Ringed and tagged on Walcheren. Named by intern Sebastiaan.

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Marein

Sex: male

Weight:

Tagged: 8th June 2022

 

Ringed and tagged on Walcheren. Named after the nephew of one of our

project donors.

 

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Paulina

Sex: female

Weight:

Tagged: 11th June 2022

 

Ringed and tagged on Walcheren. Named after the owners of the mini-camping where he was caught.

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Victor

Sex: male

Weight:

Tagged: 17th June 2022

Ringed and tagged on Walcheren. Named after the mini-camping where he was caught.

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Bram

Sex: male

Weight: 166.4g

Tagged: 30th May 2020

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland.

Given a strong "Zeeuws" name after the province he was caught in.

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Jos

Sex: male

Weight: 155.3g

Tagged: 13th June 2020

 

Ringed and tagged in Walcheren.

Named by Jos Tramper, who drove many kilometres and has spent hours waiting for us to catch a Turtle Dove.

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Jozien

Sex: female

Weight: 143.7g

Tagged: 13th June 2020

 

Ringed and tagged in Walcheren.

Named by Jos Boot after his wife, whose grandfather historically owned the feeding station.

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Bernard

Sex: male

Weight: 146.68g

Tagged: 13th May 2019

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland.

Named after financing partner Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds.

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Omi

Sex: male

Weight: 165.00g

Tagged: 14th May 2019

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Named after 2019 intern Naomi Oostinga.

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Henk

Sex: male

Weight: 166.50g

Tagged: 1st July 2019

 

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Named by 2019 intern Naomi Oostinga.

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Linden

Sex: male

Weight: 118.20g

Tagged: 1st July 2019

Ringed and tagged in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland. Named after Tilia Vreugdenhil.

Special thanks to...

Due to the complex situation of Turtle Doves, this research has relied heavily on the knowledge and support of many individuals, representing a range of organisations and institutions:

Het Zeeuwse Landschap: Wannes Castelijkns, Chiel Jacobusse, Marcel Klootwijk

Justus Liebig University of Giessen: Petra Quillfeldt, PhD student Yvonne Schumm

Natuurmonumenten: André Hannewijk, Rene Wink, Tijmen Ottelander

NIOO Vogeltrekstation: Henk van de Jeugd

SOVON: Jan-Willem Vergeer, Erik Kleyheeg

University of Groningen (RUG): Raymond Klaassen

BirdLife Netherlands: Jules Bos, Lars Soerink

RSPB: Samantha Lee, Guy Anderson, John Mallord

Wageningen University: Corné Vreugdenhil, Matthijs Boessenkool (GIS undergraduate)

Aviornis International Nederland: Charles van de Kerkhof

 
 

Supported by

Turtle dove research is financially supported by Provincie Zeeland, Stichting Het Zeeuwse Landschap, Vogelbescherming Nederland (BirdLife Netherlands), Birdlife International and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Research in Zeeland is conducted in partnership with Poldernatuur Zeeland, BirdLife Netherlands, SOVON - Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, the University of Groningen (NL) and the Justus Liebig University Giessen (DE)

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