Interesting Motus Swainson's Thrush flight - TN to FL in one hop.

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Stuart Mackenzie

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May 2, 2022, 1:47:08 PMMay 2
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Hi folks,

Just for fun, here is an interesting flight - https://motus.org/data/track?tagDeploymentId=36320


On the last leg of this journey the bird was detected in Tennessee on the night of October 16 - Oct 16 2021 20:36:38 GMT-0400, and was detected in Florida Oct 17 2021 03:41:47 GMT-0400. That rough distance of about 700km took the bird about 7 hours,  roughly 92 km/h to be exact with a tail wind of 60 km/h tailwinds at 850 hpa. Winds that night - https://earth.nullschool.net/#2021/10/17/0100Z/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-78.43,39.97,1099/loc=-69.406,4.493

 

This is in line with other direct flights of thrushes observed from throughout the network including some of our previous direct Colombia to Gulf of Mexico spring migration flights. There are plenty of gems like this in our database just waiting to be plucked.

 

A recent papers from this project was recently published.

Morales, Ana, Barbara Frei, Greg W Mitchell, Camille Bégin-Marchand, and Kyle H Elliott. “Reduced Diurnal Activity and Increased Stopover Duration by Molting Swainson’s Thrushes.” Ornithology, January 5, 2022, ukab083. https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithology/ukab083.

 

See also:

 

Bégin-Marchand, Camille, André Desrochers, Philip D. Taylor, Junior A. Tremblay, Lucas Berrigan, Barbara Frei, Ana Morales, and Greg W. Mitchell. “Spatial Structure in Migration Routes Maintained despite Regional Convergence among Eastern Populations of Swainson’s Thrushes.” Movement Ecology 9, no. 1 (May 13, 2021): 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-021-00263-9.

 

Twitter thread here https://twitter.com/anacrismorales9/status/1485839632193437697?s=21&t=V9i7MnRf46acAUqvqQegFw

Thanks Lucas Berrigan, for some of the sleuthing.

 

Happy Motus’ing


Stu

 

 

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From: Terry Cook [mailto:terry...@TNC.ORG]
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Subject: Motus Call on Monday, May 2

 

Enjoying Migration I hope … check it out here:  Live bird migration maps - BirdCast

 

As a reminder, from the Outlook invite

 

As a reminder these calls are optional, informal, intended to help share information, problem solving, and generally to support enhancing everyone’s Motus IQ.

 

I appreciate everyone who has been able to join and share their individual efforts and those of you that have helped move our collective knowledge forward.  It’s all about community and whether you are still dreaming about establishing a station and project or have years of experience, everyone is welcomed to join and participate.

 

Calls are scheduled the first Monday of the month 8 AM Central and 9 AM Eastern.

 

 

 

 Terry Cook is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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May 3, 2022, 9:18:16 AMMay 3
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Hi Stu,

 

Just a word to say that I enjoyed looking at the maps. And I extracted some useful additions to my English-French working dictionary taken from some terminology in the first two references to scientific papers that you give below.

 

Best wishes,

 

Serge

 

 

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Objet : [motus-wts] Interesting Motus Swainson's Thrush flight - TN to FL in one hop.

 

Hi folks,

Just for fun, here is an interesting flight - https://motus.org/data/track?tagDeploymentId=36320


On the last leg of this journey the bird was detected in Tennessee on the night of October 16 - Oct 16 2021 20:36:38 GMT-0400, and was detected in Florida Oct 17 2021 03:41:47 GMT-0400. That rough distance of about 700km took the bird about 7 hours,  roughly 92 km/h to be exact with a tail wind of 60 km/h tailwinds at 850 hpa. Winds that night - https://earth.nullschool.net/#2021/10/17/0100Z/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-78.43,39.97,1099/loc=-69.406,4.493

 

This is in line with other direct flights of thrushes observed from throughout the network including some of our previous direct Colombia to Gulf of Mexico spring migration flights. There are plenty of gems like this in our database just waiting to be plucked.

 

A recent papers from this project was recently published.

Morales, Ana, Barbara Frei, Greg W Mitchell, Camille Bégin-Marchand, and Kyle H Elliott. “Reduced Diurnal Activity and Increased Stopover Duration by Molting Swainson’s Thrushes.” Ornithology, January 5, 2022, ukab083. https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithology/ukab083.

 

See also:

 

Bégin-Marchand, Camille, André Desrochers, Philip D. Taylor, Junior A. Tremblay, Lucas Berrigan, Barbara Frei, Ana Morales, and Greg W. Mitchell. “Spatial Structure in Migration Routes Maintained despite Regional Convergence among Eastern Populations of Swainson’s Thrushes.” Movement Ecology 9, no. 1 (May 13, 2021): 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-021-00263-9.

 

Twitter thread here https://twitter.com/anacrismorales9/status/1485839632193437697?s=21&t=V9i7MnRf46acAUqvqQegFw

Thanks Lucas Berrigan, for some of the sleuthing.

 

Happy Motus’ing


Stu

 

 

 

 

 

From: Terry Cook [mailto:terry...@TNC.ORG]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2022 4:14 PM
To: abe...@bernheim.org; Amy E. Johnson <John...@si.edu>; Becky Keller <BKe...@abcbirds.org>; Brice...@nps.gov; cf...@nhaudubon.org; chris....@tn.gov; Christi...@ncwildlife.org; Clark Rushing <crush...@gmail.com>; Cory Holliday <chol...@TNC.ORG>; Danna Baxley <danna....@TNC.ORG>; David Pelren <david_...@fws.gov>; David...@tn.gov; david....@celltracktech.com; David...@UTC.edu; ecbu...@tva.gov; Elbert, Daniel C <daniel...@fws.gov>; eli...@trgt.org; Evangelyn Buckland <evangely...@gmail.com>; halmi...@gmail.com; Heather Kraus <hkr...@nemourswildlife.org>; jdeg...@nashvillezoo.org; Josh.C...@tn.gov; Katherine Etchison <katherine...@ncwildlife.org>; Katrina...@dnr.ga.gov; kendric...@ncwildlife.org; Laura...@nashville.gov; laurac...@gmail.com; Lindquist, Marae Coxey <mcl...@uncw.edu>; mike_ar...@fws.gov; Nichola...@dcnr.alabama.gov; Pattavina, Pete <pete_pa...@fws.gov>; Rebecca James <rebecca.d....@army.mil>; Rick Huffines <ri...@trgt.org>; rick.r...@dgif.virginia.gov; rick_...@nps.gov; routl...@bellsouth.net; Santiago Martin <santiag...@fws.gov>; scott...@msstate.edu; Sergio Harding <sergio....@dwr.virginia.gov>; Stuart Mackenzie <smack...@birdscanada.org>; steve.g...@ghertner.com; sunni...@ky.gov; Terry Cook <terry...@TNC.ORG>; tn.humm...@gmail.com; tom.m...@dcr.virginia.gov; Wil Orndorff <Wil.Or...@dcr.virginia.gov>
Subject: Motus Call on Monday, May 2

 

Enjoying Migration I hope … check it out here:  Live bird migration maps - BirdCast

 

As a reminder, from the Outlook invite

 

As a reminder these calls are optional, informal, intended to help share information, problem solving, and generally to support enhancing everyone’s Motus IQ.

 

I appreciate everyone who has been able to join and share their individual efforts and those of you that have helped move our collective knowledge forward.  It’s all about community and whether you are still dreaming about establishing a station and project or have years of experience, everyone is welcomed to join and participate.

 

Calls are scheduled the first Monday of the month 8 AM Central and 9 AM Eastern.

 

 

 

 Terry Cook is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tnc.zoom.us/j/92525468654?from=addon

 

Terry Cook
Tennessee State Director

terry...@tnc.org
(
615) 651-2909 Cell

 

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The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee

2 Maryland Farms

Suite 150

Brentwood, TN 37027

     

 

 

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