A recent article in BirdWatching Magazine by Oregonian Marina Richie features high-tech bird tracking projects, including KBO partnership projects that track Vesper Sparrows and Lewis’s Woodpeckers with Motus technology. Motus is a collaborative tracking network that uses automated radio telemetry and a centralized database to connect researchers across the western hemisphere who are tracking birds and other wildlife. Currently, most Motus towers are clustered in the northeastern United States, but the network is expanding. In Richie’s article, KBO Science Director Jaime Stephens said, “we are ramping [Motus] up in the West, and there is a lot of momentum.”
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Read the online version of Richie’s article here.
Learn more about Motus here.