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Virtual Program: Motus: Studying the Birds of Bernheim
June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Motus is an international network of researchers using coordinated base stations to study movements of wildlife on local, regional, and hemispheric scales. Bernheim outfitted four species of song birds with CTT LifeTags™, which allow birds to be tracked through multiple migrations, year after year. As birds fly over the nodes that are installed throughout the arboretum and forest, their LifeTag’s globally unique digital ID will check in, allowing real-time data to be collected on the bird’s movements throughout Bernheim, and anywhere they travel throughout the world where nodes are installed. This allows Bernheim to be a part of an international bird conservation effort. As the first site to install this system in Kentucky, we have helped to fill a crucial void in the system’s geographical reach.