The Cayuga Bird Club will be meeting on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation at 7:15. "Saw-whet Owls: The Cute Factor Aids Science: 206,000 Birds Banded by Insomniac Banders Reveal Migration Patterns and Regional Reproductive Success" Speakers: Dr. John L. Confer, Biology Department, Ithaca College; Dr. Leann Kanda, co-analyst, Biology Department, Ithaca College The Northern Saw-whet Owl is widely distributed, and an intensive banding effort provides a data trove for this tiny raptor. Banding records combined with GIS analyses reveal exceptional detail about migration patterns in eastern and central North America . This, with the ability to determine age classes by plumage, allows analysis of temporal/spatial patterns of reproductive success for breeding populations in different portions of North America. Dr. Confer will talk about his own banding effort and how his data, combined with that of other banders, has helped answer many questions about this little owl. Members are invited to dinner with John and his wife Karen before the meeting at 5:30 at Taste of Thai Express. Please RSVP by noon Monday to cl...@juno.com so reservations can be made.
Hope to see you Monday! Colleen Richards Correspondence Secretary Cayuga Bird Club ____________________________________________________________ The #1 Worst Carb Ever? Click to Learn #1 Carb that Kills Your Blood Sugar (Don't Eat This!) http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/53460a24ebf4a244a15st02duc -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --