The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus) is an international collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry to facilitate research and education on the ecology and conservation of migratory animals. Motus is a program of Birds Canada in partnership with collaborating researchers and organizations. Learn more about Motus.
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Dec 2021 – Major Motus Update: the metadata management system has been upgraded to included ‘stations’ as well as new tools to keep track of citations and institutions associated with your project. More…
Aug 2021 – Motus Fest II: Education and Outreach video now available: in case you missed it, come watch our workshop on the strategic development of education and outreach programs with Motus. Motus Fest II Video
Jun 2021 – Motus Fest I: Regional Coordination Efforts video now available: Motus Fest I: Regional Coordination Efforts has already passed, but you can still view a recording of the global summary here: Motus Fest I Video
Feb 2021 – Motus Guides: We have created a new section of the Motus website to list our various guides and instruction manuals!
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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