Date: 3/14/23 10:51 am From: Anita Seaberg <aeseaberg...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Chemung Valley Audubon Meets Thursday March 16
Chemung Valley Audubon Society Meeting and Program
March 16, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
In-person: meet at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY.
By Zoom: email <windingwayhorse...> to request a Zoom invitation.
"The Motus Network for Migratory Bird Studies"
Presented by Diane Morton of Cayuga Bird Club
Chemung Valley Audubon Society meets March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the West End Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All are welcome to attend to learn about local birds, the society's projects, and how to become involved. Appleridge is wheelchair accessible.
A 7:00 p.m. Bird Identification Workshop by Bill Ostrander is followed by a brief business meeting at 7:30. Diane Morton, visiting from Cayuga Bird Club, will offer a program on Motus Wildlife Tracking.
Developed by Bird Studies Canada, Motus allows researchers to follow the movements of birds and other wildlife that are fitted with tiny radio transmitters called nanotags. When a tagged bird flies within a few miles of a Motus receiver, its detection is logged and transmitted to motus.org to be shared throughout the international Motus network.
During the past three years, Cayuga Bird Club has established two Motus receiving stations that contribute to the array for the southern Central New York region. Diane will explain the technology, its benefits, and the process of becoming part of the Motus community.
Diane is past president and current director of Cayuga Bird Club. She is retired from Cornell University's Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, where she was a senior research associate. She enjoys leading birding field trips and traveling to see birds.