NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation
Project Title: Expanding the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert Motus Network to Inform Migratory Bird Conservation
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Project ID:

Expand efforts to build a network of automated radio telemetry stations (Motus) throughout the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert that will help fill demographic knowledge gaps, characterize stop-over and migratory connectivity, and strategically inform full annual cycle habitat conservation for steeply declining grassland birds. Project will install 10 new Motus stations and deploy bird tags to inform future conservation delivery for grassland birds.

Award Amount:
Motus structure installation and project implementation will occur thoughout the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. Project coordination and data analysis will occur at the Bird Conservancy office in Colorado.