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Mic's Pics - Snowy Owls, Tracking Birds and See Migration in Real Time

Snowy Owl Viewing Ethics

American Birding Association’s October 2023 issue had an excellent article on Snowy Owl viewing ethics.

Project SNOWstorm uses innovative science to understand snowy owls and engage people in their conservation through outreach and education. The project is dedicated to studying and providing advance notice of Snowy Owl movements throughout the year. You can see migration patterns of Snowy Owls and more on their website.

Bird Tracking Today

The Science of Birds podcast episode 82, featured a detailed description of bird tracking today. Methods include banding, GPS dataloggers, geolocators and other bio-logging technologies.

One of the newest technologies is Motus. 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 Wildlife Tracking System tracking stations uses very small transmitters so smaller birds can be more readily studied.

Birds are on the move!

Whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned expert, the Bird Migration Explorer makes it easy for you to see where your feathered friends are in their fall migration journeys with visuals and an easy-to-use interface. See this real time report at Migration Dashboard - BirdCast.

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Sightings - Chinsgut

Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area – Big Pine Tract Photo and story by Mic McCarty On March 20, Mary Keith led a field trip to the Big Pine Tract of the Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Are


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