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(Members Only) Virtual Meeting – Wingtips at our fingertips: understanding the complex lives of migratory animals

Friday, September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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The protection of migratory birds and their habitat requires a complete understanding of how they use landscapes and habitats throughout their full annual cycle. This information not only tells us where we should invest our limited time, resources and energies, but it also communicates the story of migration to engage and link people and communities in conservation action. Join Stu Mackenzie, Director of Migration Ecology at Birds Canada to learn how we’re advancing our understanding and conservation of migratory animals through Long Point Birds Observatory’s, the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network, and Motus Wildlife Tracking System.

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus) is an international collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry to facilitate research and education on the ecology and conservation of migratory animals. Motus is a program of Birds Canada in partnership with collaborating researchers and organizations. Motus allows researchers to track the smallest animals possible (birds, bats, and insects), with high temporal and geographic precision, over great distances and reveal important aspects of their life movements, connectivity, ecology, and life histories. Motus combines the collective impact of local, regional, and even hemispheric projects into one massive collaborative effort that expands the scale and scope of everyone’s work and maximizes the use of scarce resources. It also makes data available and more useful for future projects, collaborative endeavors and large-scale meta analyses. Motus will play a vital role in increasing our understanding of our declining birds, and also help us to meet critical outreach and education objectives.

I began exploring the natural world in the womb, and have been birding since the age of 2 – learning to pshhh on my father’s knee is as good a start as any. My research, adventure and philanthropic interests has allowed me to explore and investigate challenges birds face around the world. I have a special affinity for bird observatories, and the important role they play in fostering research, conservation, and future generations of champions. As the Director, Migration Ecology at Birds Canada, we track populations and movements of birds, bats, and insects throughout their life cycles to identify and understand factors that may be limiting, and ultimately guide their conservation and the preservation of life of earth. I manage the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, Long Point and Thunder Cape Bird Observatory and of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network.


Friday, September 24
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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