Motus projects

List of projects currently part of the Motus Wildlife Tracking System network. Click on a project name for more details.

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Short name Project name Description Researchers Receivers Tags Creation date
1 MotusON Motus Ontario Array Array of 70+ towers maintained by Bird Studies Canada in support of all projects. 20 96 17 2014-01-01
2 MotusATL Motus Atlantic Array Array of 50+ towers maintained by Bird Studies Canada in support of all projects. 12 56 0 2014-01-01
3 Quebec EC-Quebec-St.Laurent Shorebird projects based along the St.Lawrence river. PI: Yves Aubry (Environment Canada) 11 12 515 2014-01-01
4 USFWS_R4 Region 4 USFWS Motus stations operated by Region 4 USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System. 4 15 14 2015-01-01
5 EnvCanATL EC - Atlantic This project does not exist. 10 0 0 2014-01-01
6 Panama Panama Gateway Four towers across the canal zone of Panama maintained by Panama Audubon and Bird Studies Canada. 3 4 0 2016-01-01
7 Welch Welch Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge has been tagging common and Arctic terns on a number of breeding colonies in Maine since 2012. 2 2 152 2013-01-01
8 HolbSESA Holberton 2013-14 In 2013-14, we tracked movements of ~ 75 Semipalmated Sandpipers in Downeast Maine to better understand stopover habitat use. 6 0 76 2013-01-01
9 Pau Parker River/Great Bay Refuge bat, shorebird, and saltmarsh sparrows nanotag projects in northeast MA and southern NH. 3 towers at Parker River, 2 at Great Bay 4 2 79 2013-01-01
10 Taylr Taylor - receivers Receiver array as part of projects related to Dr. Phil Taylor 10 11 0 2013-01-01
11 Peter Peterson Migratory Bat pilot project in Maine. 3 0 63 2013-01-01
12 Smetzer Smetzer Red-eyed vireos and blackpoll warblers stopover and migration at Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge in Steuben Maine. 2 0 190 2013-01-01
13 SESA BOF Semipalmated Sandpipers in the Bay of Fundy Semipalmated Shorebird stopover and migration ecology in the Bay of Fundy. 11 0 283 2013-01-01
14 Loring Loring Concurrent projects on tern and shorebird movements throughout the Atlantic Coast 9 35 0 2013-01-01
15 Aubry Aubry Stopover and Migratory behaviour of migratory birds along the St.Lawrence River - Swainson's Thrush, Pine Siskin, as well as some shorebirds. 12 0 472 2014-01-01
16 Boyles Boyles Bat migration and ecology in the mid-west. 3 1 13 2014-01-01
17 Chapman Chapman Shoals_2014 1 0 19 2014-01-01
18 Dossman Dossman_Ohio Migration, stopover ecology, and departure decisions of American Redstart, Magnolia and Myrtle warblers in north east Ohio. 3 0 81 2013-01-01
19 Jamaica Dossman_Jamaica Movement and space-use during the non-breeding season and migration. 2 6 173 2015-01-01
20 Gugli Gugli A slough of projects dealing with migration and stopover ecology of migratory songbirds and bats at Long Point and throughout Ontario. 4 0 192 2013-01-01
21 TaylorGull Taylor - Gull Gull work on Sable Island 2013 2 0 50 2013-01-01
22 TaylorIPSP Taylor - Ipswich Sparrow Ipswich Sparrow survival and migratory behaviour 4 0 267 2013-01-01
23 MotusAdmin Motus General project administration - mostly test tags. 1 0 0 2014-01-01
24 Norris Norris White-throated Sparrow orientation and migration studies. 2 0 60 2013-01-01
25 R5_SALS obrien Shorebird work on the Gulf of Maine. Saltmarsh Sparrow migration project. 3 3 51 2014-01-01
26 Salda Salda - Atlantic Bank Swallows Studying foraging and roosting habitat selection in Bank Swallows. 3 0 69 2014-01-01
27 PSmith Smith A wide variety of migratory shorebird projects focusing on Semipalmated Sanpipers and Red Knots. 6 0 66 2014-01-01
28 TaylorPetrels Taylor - Petrels Foraging behaviour or Leach's Storm Petrels in Nova Scotia 1 0 46 2013-01-01
29 R5_SALS2 R5_SALS Currently only winter/spring deployments on Saltmarsh Sparrow (SALS) in South Carolina 6 0 187 2016-01-01
30 test Range Tests Tags used for range tests, or not attached to organisms, but whose data are still "real". 1 0 3 2014-01-01
31 Louisana Coastal Louisiana Array Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Michael Seymour 2 18 0 2016-01-01
32 Dowling Dowling Migratory season tracking of eastern red, hoary, and silver-haired bats to inform migration ecology and offshore wind development 2 1 87 2014-01-01
33 Ernst Ernst Fall deployments on Saltmarsh Sparrows in Rhode Island 6 0 3 2016-01-01
34 Gratto Gratto Piping Plover post-breeding dispersal in Nova Scotia. 0 0 20 2014-01-01
35 PARC Powdermill Nature Reserve Studies investigating stopover ecology of migrant songbirds at Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Powdermill Avian Research Center (PARC). 9 9 151 2016-01-01
36 UOLavalBCCH Chickadee natal dispersal and social behavior PIs: Julie Morand-Ferron (U of Ottawa), Andre Desrochers (U Laval). Establishment of juvenile Black-capped Chickadees in winter flocks. 2 0 5 2016-01-01
37 OntLOSH Wheeler - Loggerhead Shrike Captive bred Loggerhead Shrike experiment. 1 2 95 2014-01-01
38 JamesBay James Bay Shorebirds Multi-agency shorebird monitoring on the western coast of James Bay. 8 6 777 2014-01-01
39 NolBLPW Nol/Parada- Blackpoll Warbler Migration 3 0 58 2014-01-01
40 BurntPoint EC - Arctic Shorebirds Collective of stations throughout the Canadian arctic and subarctic in support of shorebird ecology research. 9 4 149 2014-01-01
41 Vorneweg Max Planck Bat Tracking 3 0 35 2016-01-01
42 Tremblay Tremblay - Boreal Woodpeckers as forest indicators To be completed by PI 1 0 8 2014-01-01
43 Denmon Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge 1 Motus Station maintained by ESV - NWR - USFWS 1 0 25 2014-01-01
45 AdamSmith BI_MERL Digitally-coded tags on southward migrating Merlins captured during fall on Block Island, Rhode Island 6 0 80 2014-01-01
46 OntWOTH Stutchbury - Ontario Wood Thrush Survival, dispersal, and on-set of migration for juvenile and adult Wood Thrush 3 0 344 2016-01-01
47 Niles Red Knot Staging and Migration Ecology Stopover and migration ecology of Red Knots at Delaware Bay, NJ. 10 6 926 2014-01-01
48 NE-Motus Northeast Motus Collaboration A collaborative effort expanding inland Motus receiver locations throughout the Northeastern United States in support of all projects. 12 35 40 2014-01-01
49 QC-Thrush Thrush post-breeding ecology in Quebec PIs: Andre Derochers (U Laval), Junior Tremblay & Yves Aubry (Env Canada) Breeding, post-breeding, and migratory ecology of BITH, SWTH, GCTH. 4 0 344 2015-01-01
50 Protandry Morbey - Protandry Protandry study on migratory warblers through Ontario. Also some data on Myotis bats on the Bruce Peninsula. 2 0 192 2014-01-01
51 NolWS Nol - Wintering Shorebirds Erica Nol - wintering shorebirds 6 0 79 2016-01-01
54 Indiana_bats Indiana Bats - 2015 Indiana Bats - 2015 2 0 163 2015-01-01
55 NorrisMOBU Norris - MOBU 2015 Monarch butterfly foraging and migration behaviour. 2 0 74 2015-01-01
56 PresqueIslePA Pennsylvania Audubon - Presque Isle Migrants Habitat use by land birds along the Lake Erie shoreline of Pennsylvania during spring migration. 1 0 29 2016-01-01
57 Selva Selva Colombia 1) Winter habitat use of Canada Warbler and Swainson's Thrush. 2) Stopover ecology and carry-over effects in migratory landbirds in Colombia. 4 6 668 2015-01-01
58 Plymouth Semipalmated Sandpiper stopover in Plymouth, MA A joint project between Manomet and MassWildlife will be deploying nanotags on SESAs in Plymouth Bay to learn more about their local stopover ecology. 2 0 73 2015-01-01
59 NJA-DEBay NJ Audubon - Delaware Bay Shorebirds Track Semipalmated Sandpipers staging in Delaware Bay during spring migration 5 5 239 2015-01-01
60 Mitchell Mitchell - Canada Warbler - Stopover Ecology Stopover ecology and habitat selection and migration of Canada Warblers in southern Ontario. 4 0 51 2015-01-01
61 ECauks EC Auks Black Guillemot and Razorbill study in the Bay of Fundy. 1 0 100 2015-01-01
62 Course Western Chickadees Christopher Course - Western University Black-capped Chickadee Study 3 4 198 2015-01-01
63 USask Saskatchewan Migratory Shorebirds Shorebird stopover timing and habitat use in Saskatchewan 8 2 318 2015-01-01
64 Tonra Ohio State University Rusty Blackbird stopover ecology and Black-crowned Night Heron post-fledging survival 5 14 256 2014-01-01
65 TXShorebirds Texas Gulf Coast Migratory Shorebirds Stopover and migration ecology of migratory REKN and SAND on the Texas Coast. 9 7 24 2015-01-01
66 EBM_Coats New project (#66)- EBM_Coats Arctic-breeding shorebirds captured on the nest during the breeding season between 2014-2016 6 0 120 2015-01-01
67 Churchill Nol - Churchill Shorebirds Assessing Departure and Stopover Ecology of Two Species of Migrating Shorebirds 11 4 249 2015-01-01
68 CWS-YK Arctic Shorebirds - CWS Yellowknife Shorebird study at the Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area on Bathurst Island, Nunavut. 5 1 134 2015-01-01
69 Hilliardton Hilliardton Marsh Research and Education Centre To be completed by PI 1 0 0 2015-01-01
70 ErieBANS Ontario Bank Swallows Tracking foraging and roosting areas of Bank Swallows nesting at aggregate pits and lake shore bluffs. 3 0 120 2015-01-01
71 PADEP Lake Erie Bats Study of bat migration, post-breeding dispersal and habitat use in Norfolk County and Long Point, Ontario. 4 0 269 2015-01-01
72 AtlanticBITH Atlantic Canada BITH Post-breeding dispersal and migratory movements of Bicknell's Thrush in Atlantic Canada. 5 0 18 2015-01-01
73 GulfCoastRails Mississippi Clapper Rail Using automated telemetry to estimate seasonal and annual survivorship of Clapper Rails in emergent marshes of the northern Gulf of Mexico 1 0 20 2015-01-01
74 CTRiver CT River Valley Migratory Songbird Study Migratory passerine use of the Connecticut river valley in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. 1 7 341 2015-01-01
75 AlaskaBats AlaskaBats Dr. Liam McGuire, Dr. Justin Boyles, Dr. Gary McCracken. Tracking Myotis lucifugus around Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska. 2 0 49 2015-01-01
76 Helgoland Control of nocturnal departure times To understand how the onset of nocturnal departure times is controlled in long-distance songbird migrants 5 11 862 2015-01-01
77 Stantial NJ Chick Survival This project will examine factors limiting reproductive success in New Jersey. 1 3 75 2015-01-01
78 AtlCanShorebirds Atlantic Canada Shorebirds Assessing movement, habitat use and length of stay of migrating shorebirds during stop-over in Atlantic Canada. 12 12 373 2015-01-01
79 UABatMig Kent State - Ohio Bats Using telemetry to characterize the timing and duration of spring migration of long distance migrant bats in the western basin of Lake Erie. 1 0 45 2013-01-01
80 Shoener Shoener Illinois Bats Fall migration of federally-listed bat species 1 0 24 2015-01-01
81 BC-BARS British Columbia - Lower mainland Barn Swallows Habitat use and mortality of fledgling Barn Swallows in the lower mainland 1 1 50 2016-01-01
82 RBrownAMWO Maine - American Woodcock American Woodcock 2 2 59 2015-01-01
83 BIMYWA BIMYWA Digitally-coded tags on southward migrating warblers (Yellow-rumped and Blackpoll) captured during fall on Block Island, Rhode Island 3 0 95 2015-01-01
84 Soares University of Connecticut - Saltmarsh Sparrow University of Connecticut - Saltmarsh Sparrow Chris Elphick Michael Soares 3 2 0 2015-01-01
85 McKinnonSNBU Canadian Snow Bunting Network Tracking the over-wintering and migratory movements of Snow Buntings in eastern North America. 3 1 40 2016-01-01
86 TaylorBLPW Taylor - Blackpoll Warbler Regional-scale and fine-scale movement decisions of post-breeding and migratory Blackpoll Warblers tagged on Nova Scotia's South Shore 3 0 260 2014-01-01
87 TaylorMYWA Taylor - MYWA Examining the scope and scale of post-breeding movements of two related species with alternate life-history strategies nesting on islands in NS. 3 0 66 2015-01-01
88 MA_REKN Monomoy - Steph Koch Nanotags are being placed on Red Knots on Cape Cod, MA, with the goal of learning more about important stopover sites and migration pathways. 9 0 258 2015-01-01
89 TaylorTerns Taylor - Terns Breeding ground movements of Arctic and Common Terns in Nova Scotia 1 0 80 2015-01-01
90 Gerson Gerson - Florida Gulf Coast - Apalachicola We study the body condition and stopover ecology of spring migrants along the Florida Gulf coast. Target species are SWTH, NOWA, YBCU. 2 0 99 2016-01-01
91 CraikNSWO SCraik - NSWO Migration and habitat use by Northern Saw-whet Owls 4 0 58 2015-01-01
92 GuelphBARS Ontario Barn and Cliff Swallows To be completed by PI's 5 3 733 2016-01-01
93 PitmanGRDA Pitman - Green Darner 1 0 10 2016-01-01
94 Lemen Cliff Lemen 2015 1 0 29 2016-01-01
95 BellVagrant BellVagrantsNS Studying reorientation of vagrant passerines and near-passerines in Nova Scotia, CA 4 0 137 2016-01-01
96 Lefevre FGCU Lefevre - Florida Gulf Coast University Expanding the Motus network to southern Florida 3 1 38 2016-01-01
97 BSC BSC tags for later distribution This is project is a tag bank, to hold registrations for tags acquired by BSC and others, but intended for later distribution to other projects. 2 0 12 2016-01-01
98 Zvenigorod Zvenigorod 1 0 0 2016-01-01
99 TaylorGreenDarner Taylor - Green Darner Examining Green Darner stop over and migratory movements in SW Nova Scotia. 2 0 30 2015-01-01
100 Stutchbury Stutchbury - Ontario Savannah Sparrow Dispersal and onset of fall migration of juvenile and adult Savannah Sparrow in Southern Ontario. 2 0 70 2016-01-01
101 Sandilands Sandiland 2016: Ontario Myotis Tracking of Little Brown Myotis at a roost south of Cambridge Ontario 1 0 20 2016-01-01
102 SentinelTag SentinelTag A pilot study led by Simon Bonner (Western University) to determine how to use tags as sentinels. 1 0 5 2016-01-01
103 NYCA-SESA NYC Audubon NYC Audubon will be using VHF NanoTags in order to track movements of Semipalmated Sandpipers stopping over in Jamaica Bay, NY during their migration. 2 0 35 2016-05-26
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