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Backpack-toting birds share migration secrets

[From top left] Captured Swainson's thrush wearing a geolocator, Geolocator compared to penny, Captured Swainson's thrush wearing a geolocator and Swainson's thrush in the wild (Contributed by: Darren Irwin and Kira Delmore, UBC.)

A UBC researcher wanted to learn more about bird migration from Kamloops and Vancouver...

So, she gave the birds little backpacks, of course. The backpacks helped PhD candidate Kira Delmore track the flight patterns of the Swainson's thrush.

She just published the findings of her research in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, and explains what she found, to Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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