SA18 Keynote Lecture via Zoom | 2022 | Included in Basic Registration
Time - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Stuart Mackenzie
Saturday evening, April 16, for our plenary talk “Working Collaboratively to Cover More
Ground,” we will be joined by Stuart Mackenzie, an international figure in ornithology, who will be
exploring the world of migration of winged animals, birds, bats, and insects by researchers using
new and innovative technological tools. This very entertaining talk will take us from the Arctic to
the edge of the Antarctic using recent research tools, with a special focus on the Motus Wildlife
Tracking System, a cooperative automated radio telemetry system, that allows scientists to follow
winged animals throughout their life cycle as they travel around the globe. With more than 800
monitoring stations across 28 countries, knowledge is being obtained that was hardly imaginable
just a very few years ago as more than 20,000 animals of 200 species have been followed on their
Stuart is the Director of Migration Ecology in the nationwide research organization,
Bird Studies Canada, headquartered at Long Point, Ontario. Bird Studies Canada conserves wild
birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement,
and science-based advocacy. He began exploring the natural world in the womb and has been
birding since the age of two. He is responsible for aspects of the Motus Wildlife Tracking System,
Long Point and Thunder Cape Bird Observatories, and the Canadian Migration Monitoring
Network. Stuart has conducted a variety of research, monitoring, and training projects on a wide
range of taxa throughout the Western Hemisphere.
He is a polished and entertaining speaker and
will be bringing images of migration in areas until recently almost totally hidden from sight.
The announcement of the winner of the 2021 Humboldt County Bird of the Year award will precede the start of the lecture.
Registrants will be sent information on how to access the Zoom presentation after registering for this event.
Bookings are closed for this event.