Ellis Bird Farm Blog
EBF Motus Milestone!
We are pleased to announce the Ellis Bird Farm is the first Alberta organization to have a Motus wildlife tracking unit installed. The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is a collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry arrays to study movements of small animals. Motus is a program of Bird Studies Canada in partnership with Acadia University and collaborating researchers and organizations.
While EBF is registered on the Motus system and our unit is functioning, we have one last step to accomplish: getting the antenna up on a tower so it can be fully operational (it will track nanotagged birds for 15 km in all directions!). We look forward to accomplishing this last component over the next couple of weeks. We'll be sharing more details once the installation has been completed.
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When purchasing from our online bookstore, Myrna will be happy to "sign" any of her books for you.
All proceeds from the sales of these books support the education, conservation, and research programs of Ellis Bird Farm.
· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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