The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is a coordinated hemispheric tracking system for all migratory bird species. For more information about Motus and the applications, visit the Motus website.
Currently I am working with all shorebird tracking data from North America that were captured and tracked from 2012 onwards.
Motus enables researchers to track the movements of birds, bats, and other flying animals at local and regional scales, and over vast distances. This project is providing critical new details about the exact breeding and wintering habitats, and migration routes, of birds in the Western Hemisphere. This information will help us identify priority habitats for protection.
Motus technology is the first of its kind in the world, and involves a combination of miniaturized radio transmitters and a new, expansive network of receivers. The "nano-tag" tracking devices are light enough to track even the smallest animals, such as hummingbirds, dragonflies, and butterflies.
Semipalmated sandpiper migratory detections in 2014