Terra Nova was caught near Loenen aan de Vecht, a part of the "Waternet" management area in the Netherlands.
Terra Nova is named after the property where a breeding colony of Purple Herons is located and Waternet is improving Purple Heron habitat.
Terra Nova’s diary:
23 March 2009 - We lost signals from Terra Nova so we do not know his current position.
20 March 2009 - We organised a visit to the site where Terra Nova had sent signals from. Here we managed to find him in a large Typha reed bed.
15 January 2009 - Terra Nova was known to be present in the Inner Niger.
22 October 2008 - he moved east to the Inner Niger Delta where he made some local movements following the drying up of the wetlands.
21 September 2008 - He sent signals from a large alluvial wetland in the northwestern part of Mali.
17 September 2008 - Terra Nova has already crossed the Mediterranean and was in Morocco in North Africa.
14 September 2008 - He has sent signals from the vicinity of Paris in France.
11 September 2008 - Terra Nova started his southward migration, moving away from the breeding area.