Welcome to Track A Gannet (T.A.G.) a fascinating and exciting project offering an unrivalled insight into the life-cycle of Britain’s largest native seabird- the Northern Gannet.

T.A.G. 2019 Map

The tags have now stopped transmitting but you can still view the 2019 map below:

Hold Ctrl + F5 to refresh the map if it has not updated since you first viewed the page.

T.A.G. is jointly run within the States of Alderney's Ramsar Site by the Alderney Wildlife Trust (AWT) with support from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and University of Liverpool.  The work has enabled Alderney to track the foraging behaviour of gannets from the Ortac using the mobile network. 

You can follow the bird's movements in real time on the map when the tags are live. Please note the tags update every time the birds come within range of a 3G mobile network, and may be limited by solar battery charge. The tags will only last for a relatively short period of time, generally 4-6 weeks.
There was no tagging in 2018. 

Final map from 2017:

Final map from 2016 - including the track for Cosmo, our record breaking Gannet can be found below:

2015 map:

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Help us discover more about these beautiful and enigmatic birds as they forage throughout the English Channel in search of fish to raise their young by supporting the project.

Click here to Sponsor a Gannet or please consider supporting the project by making a donation. 


Thank you to everyone who has sponsored and supported the T.A.G. project!  This work wouldn't be possible without your help. If you are interested in sponsoring a T.A.G. or contributing to the T.A.G. project please get in touch - peopleandwildlife@alderneywildlife.org

Please post your comments, insights and updates on Twitter, Facebook or you can email us on peopleandwildlife@alderneywildlife.org 

To find out more about our gannets and the technology behind the tags click here.     

Information on this page is only for illustrative purposes and cannot be used without the permission of the Alderney Wildlife Trust, British Trust for Ornithology and University of Liverpool.  For more information contact peopleandwildlife@alderneywildlife.org