For the ninth time North Star Science and Technology will award a total of eight battery- or solar-powered Argos Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs) to one to three recipients (eight PTTs to one project or four PTTs to each of two projects, or four to one, two to one and two to another).
“PTTs are powerful, cutting-edge tools for the study of bird migration that greatly extend the range over which individual birds can be tracked. Research that contributes to our knowledge of avian biology and that provides data useful for bird conservation, particularly of threatened species, will receive preference in the selection process.”
An ACAP-listed Balearic Shearwater carries a satellite transmitter with an exposed aerial
Photograph by Henri Weimerskirch
The American Bird Conservancy will handle the proposal submission process, review proposals and select the winning projects.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 10 January 2015