✋ This package is not ready for use! It was previously called BirdTrackingEtl and used exclusively to process UvA-BiTS data for INBO researchers (see release and vignette for that version). We are now expanding its functionality for more general use by UvA-BiTS users. Want to contribute? Check out our contributing guidelines.

uvabits provides an R interface to the UvA-BiTS database, which stores bird movement data collected with UvA-BiTS GPS trackers. The package provides functionality to download data and metadata, calculate some metrics, and load the data into a query-optimized SQLite database for local analysis. It also allows to download the data in a format that can easily be uploaded to Movebank, a free online database for animal tracking data.


You can install uvabits from GitHub with:

Then load the package with: