Publications

The following is a list of publications that are based on Motus data. If you are affiliated with a project that has used data collected through Motus, we encourage you to join the following Zotero group and add any addition publications not already listed.
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[Data owner name]. 2019. [Dataset name]. Data accessed from the Motus Wildlife Tracking System. Birds Canada. Available: http://www.motus.org/. Accessed: [Date].

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Birds Canada. 2019. Motus Wildlife Tracking System. Port Rowan, Ontario. Available: http://www.motus.org. Accessed: [Date].

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Lindsay, Gabriella A. “Habitat Use of Henslow’s Sparrows (Centronyx Henslowii) in Southern Ohio,” n.d. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/acprod/odb_etd/ws/send_file/send?accession=ouhonors1714060526568509&disposition=inline.
Sonnleitner, Jared. “Importance of Demographics and Vital Rates to Cavity-Nesting Waterfowl in the Lower Saint John River of New Brunswick, Canada,” February 2024. https://unbscholar.lib.unb.ca/handle/1882/37810.
Doolittle, Daniel, Ross Eaton, Marna Parslow, Paul Donlan, and Craig Jones. “Data Fusion and Visualization Approaches to Achieving a Common Operating Picture During Offshore Wind Construction and Operation Works.” OnePetro, 2024. https://doi.org/10.4043/35461-MS.
Smith, Paul A. “Birds Flying through Wisconsin This Spring May Be Carrying Tiny Backpacks That Help Scientists Track Them.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 21, 2022. https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/columnists/paul-smith/2022/04/21/birds-spring-migration-through-wisconsin-tracked-via-motus-system/7369252001/.
The Williams Lake Tribune. “Radio Tracking Northern Saw-Whet Owls in BC.” February 7, 2022. https://www.wltribune.com/community/radio-tracking-northern-saw-whet-owls-in-bc-5540113.
Schipani, Sam. “UMaine Installs Motus Receiving Station on Nutting Hall to Track Migratory Species.” UMaine News (blog), October 13, 2022. https://umaine.edu/news/blog/2022/10/13/umaine-installs-motus-receiving-station-on-nutting-hall-to-track-migratory-species/.
Talton, Trista. “Collaborative Seeks to Add Radio Towers for Tracking Wildlife.” Coastal Review, April 20, 2022. https://coastalreview.org/2022/04/collaborative-seeks-to-add-radio-towers-for-tracking-wildlife/.
Treviño, Dave. “A Roadmap to Track Grassland Birds.” National Park Service (blog), December 30, 2022. https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/a-roadmap-to-track-grassland-birds.htm.
Donnell, Jena. “State’s Flying Mammal Focus on Ongoing OU Research.” Outdoor Oklahoma Journal (blog), October 26, 2023. https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/outdoorok/ooj/states-flying-mammal-focus-ongoing-ou-research.
Missouri Department of Conservation. “Tracking Birds with Motus,” n.d. https://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/activities/birdwatching/tracking-birds-motus.
Cook, Kelsey. “New Wildlife Tracking Station Adds to International Network Studying Migration Habits.” News at IU (blog), July 9, 2019. https://news.iu.edu/live/news/26167-new-wildlife-tracking-station-adds-to.
Lang, Gretchen. “Richardson Bay Audubon Center’s Migratory Bird Tracker Pings Its First Visitor.” The Ark, June 21, 2023. https://www.thearknewspaper.com/live/richardson-bay-audubon-center-s-migratory-bird-tracker-pings-its-first-visitor.
Henderson, Dave. “Dave Henderson Outdoors: Trackers so Small They Can Fit on a Monarch Butterfly.” Press Connects, October 10, 2018. https://www.pressconnects.com/story/sports/2018/10/10/motus-wildlife-tracking-system-uses-nanotags-wildlife-conservation/1587576002/.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. “Antenna Installed to Detect Migrators,” n.d. https://www.fws.gov/story/detecting-birds.
Kirkpatrick, Quinn. “Delaware Receives a Grant to Support Conservation of Smallest Falcon in North America.” Delaware Public Media, February 5, 2024. https://www.delawarepublic.org/politics-government/2024-02-05/delaware-receives-a-federal-grant-to-support-the-conservation-of-the-smallest-falcon-in-north-america.
Pulido-Guzman, Alejandra. “Tracking System Gives Wings to Migration Research.” Lethbridge Herald, January 3, 2023. https://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2023/01/03/tracking-system-gives-wings-to-migration-research/.
Gregg, Jason J. “Tiny Tags and a Broad Research Network Help Track Small Animal Movements.” Mongabay, September 27, 2018. https://news.mongabay.com/2018/09/tiny-tags-and-a-broad-research-network-help-track-small-animal-movements/.
Michelin, Lana. “Ellis Bird Farm Gets Province’s First Avian Migration Monitoring Station.” Red Deer Advocate, September 24, 2020. https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/ellis-bird-farm-gets-provinces-first-avian-migration-monitoring-station-6793065.
McClosky, Jessica Weinberg. “Marin Bat Monitoring Team Starts Using Motus Tracking System to Study Migratory Species.” National Park Service (blog), n.d. https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/sfanblog_marin-bat-monitoring-team-starts-using-motus.htm.
Slobodian, Somer. “Rooftop Tower at Niagara College Helps Track At-Risk Wild Birds.” Niagara Now, January 25, 2023. https://niagaranow.com/news.phtml/rooftop-tower-at-niagara-college-helps-track-at-risk-wild-birds/.
Halka, Jeremy. “Expanding the Motus Wildlife Tracking System into Idaho.” Boise State (blog), November 25, 2020. https://www.boisestate.edu/ibo/2020/11/25/expanding-motus-wildlife-tracking-system/.
Cordera, Britny. “Oklahoma Researchers Focus on Mexican Free-Tailed Bat.” KGOU, October 31, 2023. https://www.kgou.org/science-technology-and-environment/2023-10-31/mexican-free-tailed-bat-the-focus-of-ongoing-ou-research.
Curtis, Sean. “Delaware Receives Funds for Kestrel Preservation.” WBOC, February 5, 2024. t. https://www.wboc.com/news/delaware-receives-funds-for-kestrel-preservation/article_2728897c-c441-11ee-a72e-5f574a430d69.html.
USGS. “3 Cool Ways USGS Is Studying Bats in National Parks,” October 30, 2023. https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/3-cool-ways-usgs-studying-bats-national-parks.
Loeb, David. “Keeping Up With the Flyers: Wildlife Tracking Breakthroughs.” Bay Nature (blog), September 1, 2022. https://baynature.org/2022/09/01/wildlife-these-towers-are-transforming-telemetry-bay-nature/.
Wilson, Renee. “New Technology Traces Songbird Migration.” Florida Weekly, June 22, 2023. https://palmbeach.floridaweekly.com/articles/new-technology-traces-songbird-migration/.
Fuller, Harry. “Feathered Migrants Travel Ankeny.” Salem Reporter, October 4, 2023. https://www.salemreporter.com/2023/10/04/column-feathered-migrants-travel-ankeny/.
Wetzel, Corryn. “Birds Wearing Tiny Trackers Reveal Migration Routes in Amazing Detail.” New Scientist, July 27, 2022. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2330907-birds-wearing-tiny-trackers-reveal-migration-routes-in-amazing-detail/.
CBC News. “Migratory Birds Tracked by Radio Transmitters in Maritimes.” March 24, 2015. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/migratory-birds-tracked-by-radio-transmitters-in-maritimes-1.3006826.
surfbirds. “American Bird Conservancy Leads Expansion of Tagging Network For Migratory Birds,” December 17, 2022. https://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/blog/2022/12/17/american-bird-conservancy-leads-expansion-of-tagging-network-for-migratory-birds/.
Halka, Jeremy. “Motus Network Tracks Birds Over Thousands of Miles,” November 1, 2022. https://www.boisestate.edu/ibo/2022/11/01/idaho-motus-network-2022-update/.
Writer, Staff. “NH Fish & Game to Lead Revolutionary Migration Tracking System.” Foster’s Daily Democrat, April 26, 2020. https://www.fosters.com/story/news/2020/04/26/nh-fish-game-to-lead-revolutionary-migration-tracking-system/1288460007/.
Altaweel, Mark. “Mapping Small Bird Migrations.” Geography Realm (blog), August 25, 2022. https://www.geographyrealm.com/mapping-small-bird-migrations/.
Macdonald, Bridget. “Moving Targets.” U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (blog), n.d. https://www.fws.gov/story/moving-targets.
Lada, Sophia. “Changes in Migratory Bird Patterns Likely Caused by Climate Change, Study Finds.” Great Lakes Echo (blog), April 16, 2021. https://greatlakesecho.org/2021/04/16/changes-in-migratory-bird-patterns-likely-caused-by-climate-change-study-finds/.
H., Monica. “Installing Atlanta’s First Motus Tower.” Zoo Atlanta (blog), September 8, 2020. https://zooatlanta.org/installing-atlantas-first-motus-tower/.
Black, Riley. “High-Tech Tracking Reveals ‘Whole New Secret World of Birds.’” Smithsonian Magazine, August 28, 2020. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/high-tech-tracking-reveals-birds-movement-beyond-migration-180975673/.
Reid, Bill. “Fall Migration Season: Keep Track of Birds in Eastern Connecticut with a Few Clicks.” Norwich Bulletin, September 23, 2022. https://www.norwichbulletin.com/story/opinion/columns/2022/09/23/how-to-track-bird-migration-in-ct-ri-and-ma-from-geese-to-owls/69511872007/.
Hayes, John. “Mini Radios Will Help Scientists Study Monarch Butterfly Migration.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2020. https://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2020/05/04/monarch-butterflies-migration-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-tracking-Carnegie-Motus-transmitter/stories/202005040022.
KXRO. “New Tower at Coastal Interpretive Center Helps Track Shorebirds.” March 28, 2023. https://www.kxro.com/new-tower-at-coastal-interpretive-center-helps-track-shorebirds/.
Greene, Morgan. “Antenna Installed in Big Marsh Park Will Allow Scientists to Track the Life Story of Migratory Birds Passing through Chicago.” Chicago Tribune, January 13, 2022. https://www.chicagotribune.com/2022/01/13/antenna-installed-in-big-marsh-park-will-allow-scientists-to-track-the-life-story-of-migratory-birds-passing-through-chicago/.
The Chattanoogan. “Art And Science Come Together At Reflection Riding With The Motus Wildlife Tracking Station Mural.” April 7, 2022. https://www.chattanoogan.com/2022/4/7/446730/Art-And-Science-Come-Together-At.aspx.
Feingold, Jeff. “NH Fish and Game to Lead Regional High-Tech Wildlife Tracking Effort.” NH Business Review, April 30, 2020. https://www.nhbr.com/nh-fish-and-game-to-lead-high-tech-wildlife-tracking-system/.
WDEF News. “Art and Science Come Together at Reflection Riding with Motus Wildlife Tracking Station Mural.” April 7, 2022. https://www.wdef.com/art-and-science-come-together-at-reflection-riding-with-motus-wildlife-tracking-station-mural/.
Bernews. “Specialized Antennas Track Birds In Bermuda.” October 7, 2021. https://bernews.com/2021/10/motus-antenna-tracks-red-knot-bermuda/.
The Tribune. “Tracking System to Help Monitor Wildlife in Andros.” March 17, 2017. http://www.tribune242.com/news/2017/mar/17/tracking-system-help-monitor-wildlife-andros/.
Rellahan, Michael P. “Chester County Land Group Joins Tracking Effort.” Daily Local News, November 23, 2021. https://www.dailylocal.com/2021/11/23/local-land-group-joins-tracking-effort/.
The Bahamas Weekly. “Bahamas Ntl. Trust Facilitates Migratory Bird Tracking System.” March 16, 2017. http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/service-clubs/Bahamas_Ntl_Trust_facilitates_Migratory_Bird_Tracking_System_printer.shtml.
Lane Report. “Bernheim Announces New Bird Conservation Initiative.” August 1, 2019. https://www.lanereport.com/115667/2019/08/bernheim-announces-new-bird-conservation-initiative/.
Shen, Nono. “Richmond School Monitors Bird Migration with New Tracking System.” Richmond News, May 19, 2021. https://www.richmond-news.com/local-news/richmond-school-monitors-bird-migration-with-new-tracking-system-3793121.
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