Explaining the decline of the Dutch Northern Wheatear population

Numbers of breeding Northern Wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe) are declining in The Netherlands. We have studied the performance of the last remaining three wheatear populations in the Netherlands since 2007. We unravelled their foraging ecology, breeding success and population dynamics. The ultimate aim of this project is to design targeted conservation measures to offer this species and its ecosystem new perspectives.


IWWR-RUN, Sovon, Stichting Bargerveen

Financed by: 

Vogelbescherming Nederland


Herman van Oosten, Chris van Turnhout