How Scientists are Planning to Study Bird Migration

How Scientists are Planning to Study Bird Migration

Author: The Conversation
Published: September 23, 2022

It is a well known fact that fall migration occurs yearly as birds fly south to escape the winter cold. Today, new technology allows ornithologists to map out and track bird patterns during their travels. 

The internet enables outdoor enthusiasts to report bird sightings. Receivers called the Motus Network are now being installed to record bird patterns. Satellites are utilized to determine the location of birds, allowing scientists to understand travel, breeding, and other behaviors associated with migration. Geotagging is used for small birds that are too small to be detected with satellites. Ornithologists are also recording the sounds that migrating birds exhibit using automated passive acoustic recording. All of these scientific advances aid scientists in the conservation of birds and their habitats.

To learn more, read the full article on The Conversation with this link.

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