Motus station
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Announcing two MMN Motus-based webinars for the Midwest in December! Please read descriptions carefully, these webinars will not cover an Introduction to Motus but rather potential future Motus-tagging efforts at a regional level and technical details of Motus station placement! We hope you can join us. We also encourage you to sign up on our Midwest Motus Contact List to assist in partner knowledge sharing on station placement, Motus tagging, and tag analysis.

December 2, 9-11 AM CST: Midwest Motus Tagging Brainstorming Session to discuss future tagging efforts at a regional scale, research questions, potential species, and possible avenues to get the work done. Sarah Kendrick will give a brief introduction to Motus-tagging opportunities and challenges for some species in addition to discussions and considerations from other regional Motus-tagging planning sessions. Then the group will walk through a few brainstorming activities and capture participants’ ideas online using Jamboard. Microsoft Teams meeting link: Click here to join the meeting.

December 5: 9-11 AM CST: Midwest Motus Technical Webinar: Station Placement. The Midwest Migration Network’s Telemetry Initiative will be joined by Motus station expert Todd Alleger (Northeast Motus Collaboration and Willistown Conservation Trust) who will present on the nitty gritty logistics of station site selection and placement – the things we often don’t have time for on our broader Motus webinars. Todd has placed and maintained over 100 Motus stations in the northeastern states and worked through site assessment and placement on buildings, existing towers, placing stand-alone stations in remote areas – he’s seen it all! Please enter your questions or Motus challenges beforehand at this Google Form link or bring questions on the day as well. Todd will present for 45 mins and we will have ample time for Q&A. Microsoft Teams meeting link: Click here to join the meeting.

If interested, please enter your contact information into this Midwest Migration Network Contact List that will be made publicly available on the MMN site to assist in strengthening our partner network. This list will help to connect partners close to you interested in Motus for regional and hemispheric Motus partnerships initiated in the Midwest. You can opt out of making your info publicly viewable in the survey if you wish.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Thanks to you all for your continued interest and participation in the MMN Telemetry Initiative!