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Tracking Through Technology

  • 02/09/2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick


Registration is closed

For adults and teens

This lecture is one of our on-going programs to acknowledge the roles the Calvert Stewards volunteers have in better understanding of the natural heritage of Calvert County. Doors open at 6 pm, come early to chat with other volunteers. This program is open to the general public.

Speaker: Greg Kearns, Naturalist, Patuxent River Park

Greg Kearns has been monitoring bird populations throughout the Patuxent watershed for thirty years. His studies documented a decrease in the migratory Sora rails which he attributed to the decline of Wild Rice in the tidal freshwater marshes. His work documented the role of resident Canada Geese had in the reducing, and nearly eliminating, the Wild Rice. 

He is tracking Sora rails using light-weight transmitters to understand their migration patterns along the East Coast. These birds are tracked through a network of towers across the United States and Canada to track tagged birds 24/7. This Motus wildlife tracking system is a collaborative effort by researchers started by the Bird Studies Canada organization. 

Greg will provide preliminary data on this study, and discuss the collaboration possibilities with Calvert County Natural Resources Division and Calvert Nature Society. The Motus tracking system can be applied to the Barn Owl and American Kestrel nest box projects to better understand where the adults and fledglings head to after leaving our nest boxes. Through the Calvert Stewards volunteer program, this new Citizen Science initiative will provide important details on the breeding and migratory populations throughout North America of these hard-to-track species.

Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Program is Free, thanks to the generous support of the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust.

The schedule of events is subject to changed based on the status of the coronavirus response, weather, staffing, and other situations that may arise. If Calvert Nature Society or Calvert County Natural Resources Division cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. 

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