A walk through the use of R for Motus automated radio-telemetry data

Our goal with this online ‘handbook’ is to show Motus (https://motus.org) users how to use the R statistical programming language (https://www.r-project.org/) to import tag detections data for a project or receiver; clean data and filter false positives; explore detections data through visualizations and summaries; transform the data, e.g., by determining time since sunrise/sunset or magnetic declination; and run various analytical procedures. We hope the contents will be of use, and if you have suggestions for additional examples, please let us know by emailing motus@birdscanada.org.

The current version is largely based on the earlier work by Crewe et al. 2018 (available at https://motus.org/motusRBook/archives/MotusRBook2018-01.pdf), and has since been supplemented by various people on the Motus team.

Published August 2019