America's Prairie Reserve: Satellite Tagging Curlews

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Smithsonian ecologists place GPS tracking devices on long-billed curlews, a bird commonly found in the Great Plains. The data they collect will shed new information about the species throughout their annual migrations and will help scientists connect their movement with conditions the birds need to survive.

Accessible for free April 18-25.

  • Director & Producer: Roshan Patel

  • Duration: 5min 5sec

  • Category: 2020 Selection


Extras: Read Field in Focus, Restoring America's Prairie, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

Creature Feature: Long-billed Curlews


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