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
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.
June 2017 – 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.
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