Motus: Amie McDonald and a Worldwide Collaboration to Track Bird Migration

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Amie McDonald, photo by Karl Bardon

Although we normally do not have a December meeting, this year we have an exciting presentation by Amie MacDonald from Birds Canada.

Her talk, Motus: A Worldwide Collaboration to Track Bird Migration will be presented Thursday, December 17, at 7:00p.m.

The Motus system consists of a large number of receiving-towers strategically placed all over the world. When a tagged bird (or butterfly) passes within range of a tower, its presence is recorded and incorporated into a database accessible to interested investigators wherever they may be. (And, yes, the system has also been used to track butterfly migration.) The network is rapidly expanding as more and more ornithologists and researchers seek to determine the limits and constraints on bird migration and what can be done to conserve and enhance survival for these beautiful animals.
If you want to attend our Zoom meeting to hear Amie’s presentation, please enter your information below and you will receive a link. (If you’ve signed up for a previous Zoom event, no need — you’re already on our list!)