2014-07-24 / Nature

Avian Tracking



Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a temporary avian tracking station. The radio tower is part of a scientific collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Its six directional antennas are collecting data on the offshore movements of migratory birds instrumented with lightweight radio transmitters. A number of species will be involved in the study, including various tern breeds and American Oystercatchers captured in Nantucket Sound. A live capture program in the Gulf of Maine will target other seabirds and songbirds that migrate along the Atlantic Flyway. Similar tracking stations are deployed throughout the region as part of a broader Atlantic Flyway Tracking Network. For more information, contact Sarah Griffith, USFWS, at Sachuest Point NWR at 401-847-5511. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a temporary avian tracking station. The radio tower is part of a scientific collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Its six directional antennas are collecting data on the offshore movements of migratory birds instrumented with lightweight radio transmitters. A number of species will be involved in the study, including various tern breeds and American Oystercatchers captured in Nantucket Sound. A live capture program in the Gulf of Maine will target other seabirds and songbirds that migrate along the Atlantic Flyway. Similar tracking stations are deployed throughout the region as part of a broader Atlantic Flyway Tracking Network. For more information, contact Sarah Griffith, USFWS, at Sachuest Point NWR at 401-847-5511.

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