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.
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Motus in the News
August 2020 – Motus Videos – NAOC2020 Round Table and Motus en español!: We have two new videos available on our Motus YouTube Channel! More…
June 2020 – Motus Network Update – Check your stations!: Now that restrictions have been eased for some, it’s more important than ever to ensure stations are intact and data is up to date. More…
April 2020 – COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Motus projects during this difficult time. More details here.
December 2019 – Job Opportunity: Movement Ecologist Birds Canada and The National Audubon Society are looking to hire a joint Movement Ecologist. More…
October 2019 – Motus Website and R Package Update. Important details regarding our latest Motus platform release are available on the Motus Updates page.
April 2019 – Six great new publications using Motus this year already. Click here to view our publications page and learn more.
December 2018 – Integration of Cellular Tracking Technologies LifeTags ™
Motus recently received funding from CANARIE’s Research Software Program to support the integration of Cellular Tracking Technologies LifeTags ™ into Motus. A summary is available here, and more details will be announced as they become available.
September 2018 – At the recent International Ornithological Congress Vancouver, cooperators presented 24 oral presentations or posters featuring research using Motus. A summary of these abstracts is available here.
July 2018 – Powdermill Nature reserve will host a second Motus workshop from October 5th – 7th. Click here to register and view more information, or contact us.
March 2018 – Motus used to study full life cycle of the critically endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. See Audubon article here and ace-eco paper here.
February 2018 – Details on a significant update to the Motus website and RBook are available here.
January 2018 – A short video to help promote and fundraise for Motus is available here
November 2017 – New paper published in Proceedings B: Body condition explains migratory performance of a long-distance migrant. Visit our publications page for more information.

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