"Tracking Shorebirds and Seabirds of the North Atlantic", with Pamela Loring, PhD
Chatham Marconi welcomes US Fish & Wildlife Service Biologist Pamela Loring to its virtual Speaker Series on March 4 at 7:00 PM
Tracking technologies, including radio and satellite transmitters, reveal fascinating information about the behavior and migratory routes of birds. This presentation highlights key findings from studies conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners on movements of shorebirds and seabirds marked with transmitters at sites throughout the Atlantic, including Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge on Cape Cod. Current efforts to develop a collaborative tracking network for monitoring bird and bat movements at offshore wind energy areas will also be discussed.
Pamela Loring is a Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Migratory Birds who works on a range of projects related to the conservation and management of shorebirds and seabirds throughout the Western Hemisphere. She received a PhD in Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a MS in Biological and Environmental Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. For her graduate research, she used satellite and digital VHF technologies to estimate movement patterns and habitat use of seaducks, shorebirds, and terns in the western North Atlantic.
About the Chatham Marconi Speaker Series
Programs are presented on Thursday evenings during the Summer, and on the first Thursday of each month from October through May. Subjects are drawn from the resources of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, the STEM After Hours program, or member-suggested topics related to its mission. For the foreseeable future the series will be presented virtually, or if conditions permit in a hybrid format with a limited live audience.