Building and monitoring nest boxes of European Roller, an endangered bird species breeding in northern Lazio.
In 2009 we started a collaboration with Terna, the Italian distributor of electricity, to build and monitor nest boxes for Rollers (Coracias garrulus). We mounted over 70 nest boxes in Central Italy, and 30 in Emilia Romagna, in Northern Italy.
The results of the first 7 years can be found in this paper: Nest box selection and reproduction of European Rollers in Central Italy: a 7-year study
In 2018 we started to equip some rollers with lightweight GPS loggers (Technosmart Europe) in order to identify their foraging grounds, home ranges and their migration strategies.
The first data about the GPS tracking is summarized in this poster:
(GPS tracking of European rollers Coracias garrulus breeding in Central Italy)