Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

Rien has done his PhD at the Swiss Ornithological Institute on migration strategies of Hoopoes and Wrynecks to investigate effects of breeding on migration and vice versa within the annual cycle. Currently, he is working as a consultant and freelance researcher in the field of Animal Movement Ecology. Besides his professional affiliation with birds and bird migration in particular, he loves to be out in the field and has been involved in several fieldwork projects across Europe and Africa. For the MLSG he is in charge of the money and tries to keep the website up to date.