In summer, 2021, the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies installed a Motus station at the Konza Prairie Biological Station, and a few other locations in Kansas. These installations were part of a bigger effort to understand migratory movements through the Great Plains. It catalyzed us to use this exciting technology to understand the kinds of movements over regional scales that make our grassland birds unique.
In collaboration with Dr. Bill Jensen and Dr. Andy George, we have been buildling collaborations, raising funds, and installing or suppoting installations in the state. Starting summer 2023, Logan Anderson will be conducting his master’s research on prairie bird movement using this network. Get the latest on this fast-changing project at our Kansas Motus website. You can also check out this poster we presented at a conference in February: