With support from NSERC PromoScience, Birds Canada has been working with scientific collaborators and educators to bring the exciting research of Motus into the classroom.
Bird Studies Canada is proud to announce that our Motus Wildlife Tracking System was one of 20 projects across Canada to recently receive funding from CANARIE’s Research Software Program.
Not long ago, Pete Davidson brought you the story of the rapidly declining rufa subspecies of Red Knot, and collaborative efforts to study and save it along its migratory path. You may recall that Bird Studies Canada and international partners met in Chile earlier this year to conduct intensive field research as part of these efforts. I was among those on the expedition, and I’m excited to share my field notes with you.
Conservation isn’t easy, even at the best of times. And when the animal you are trying to help migrates 30,000 km each year, from one remote location to the next, it takes decades of work by many people to piece together its life cycle, identify risks, and try to solve the problems. The clock is ticking.
Bird Studies Canada is excited to announce a new international partnership to study the ecology of the endangered rufa subspecies of Red Knot at its major wintering site in Bahia Lomas, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Results from this work will inform management decisions and conservation action at this critical habitat at the southern end of the Atlantic Flyway.