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The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is a collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry arrays to study movements of small animals. Motus is a program of Bird Studies Canada in partnership with Acadia University and collaborating researchers and organizations. Learn more about Motus.
The Motus Network


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Updates
June 15 – Tri-national research published in Scientific Reports showing the importance of a single stopover site to the pace of intercontinental migration in Gray-cheeked Thrushes.
April 3 – NEW paper in Avian Ecology and Conservation describes the Motus Wildlife Tracking System – http://www.ace-eco.org/vol12/iss1/art8/. This was one of five papers published in the last week using Motus. Visit our publications page.
Jan 6 – What’s killing the world’s shorebirds? See how researchers are using Motus to find out more about this iconic group in the latest issue of Nature, and Scientific American.
Aug 15 – New animation featuring 2016 Swainson’s and Gray-cheeked Thrush spring migration from Colombia now available.
Feb 24 – New animations featuring data from across the network, available on the view tracks page.
Jul 15 – Motus System documents amazing migrations of Gray-cheeked and Swainson’s Thrushes from Colombia to their breeding grounds. Read more. Plus: Updated map.
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