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Amie MacDonald at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory's Birdy Hour Speaker Series discusses the latest technological approach to tracking bird migration.

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is an international collaborative research network that uses automated radio telemetry to track birds, bats, and insects. Join us for an overview of how Motus works, highlights from various research projects that have used Motus, and current and developing initiatives. New research projects, new technological developments, expansion into western North America, and regional collaboration efforts will be included. Ultimately, Motus is about community science – combining our efforts for conservation!

Amie MacDonald works for Birds Canada as the British Columbia Motus Wildlife Tracking System Coordinator. Prior to joining Birds Canada, she studied Red Knots on the James Bay, Ontario coast in graduate school. She also spent several years working as a field technician, primarily with shorebirds in the Bay of Fundy and James Bay, but also with seabirds, passerines, and small mammals on various projects. She loves being in the field and she is interested in migration, population ecology, and the conservation of highly mobile species.

This talk is recommended for high school and up. Please register - the Zoom link will be sent in the confirmation. If you have any questions, please contact Sirena Lao, Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist, at [email protected].