Following wild birds marked with radio tags is a technique that can be used to obtain data on movements, survival, and habitat selection. This chapter considers the choice of type of tag and attachment method most likely to achieve useful results without adverse effects on the bird. Techniques and equipment for tracking are described, and methods and software for recording and analysing tracking data are introduced. The relative merits of radio-tracking and other, less intensive, field methods are compared. Probable future developments in equipment and their implications for field studies are considered.
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