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 
so reservations can be made. 

Hope to see you Monday! 
Colleen Richards 
Correspondence Secretary 
Cayuga Bird Club    
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