There seems to have been a problem with this email going out last week. My apologies for the now - late notice.
Colleen Richards ---------- Forwarded message Monday, November 12, will be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club. Moving with the Tides: Shorebird Foraging in the Wadden Sea Speaker: Adriaan Dokter, PhD, postdoctoral associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Note: Club members are invited to join Adriaan for dinner at Aladdins in Collegetown just before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Colleen Richards at cl...@juno.com<mailto:cl...@juno.com> by noon Monday so reservations can be made. Summary: The Wadden Sea is the largest intertidal wetland area in western Europe, a key stopover for millions of migratory waterbirds and shorebirds. I will introduce you to two species I have recently studied at this World Heritage Site in the Netherlands, the Dark-bellied Brent Goose and the Eurasian Oystercatcher. I will show how these birds fuel for the winter and migration on the mudflats and at neighboring pastures and salt marsh. We studied these birds by combination of field observations, food sampling and GPS tracking of individual birds. I hope to illustrate the unique role of the Wadden Sea in these birds' annual cycle, as well to show you how traditional field work and high-tech tracking technology can complement each other, allowing us to understand the habitat requirements and movements of these animals in ever higher detail Adriaan Dokter is a migration ecologist with a background in physics, with an interest in animal movement and foraging ecology. His research bridges the disciplines of physics, meteorology, computer science and ecology, addressing questions on the effects of global change on the distribution and seasonal migration of birds. At Cornell Lab of Ornithology he studies the migration of small songbirds at the scale of a full continent, a perspective that is still largely missing, but that has come into reach through the use of meteorological weather radar networks in animal migration studies. At the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology he studied the migration and habitat requirements of Brent Geese and Oystercatchers in the Wadden Sea. Adriaan obtained a PhD in physics at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Amsterdam The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. All are welcome. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. Open to all!!! Please join us! Again, my apologies for this coming out so late. Colleen Richards Corresponding Secretary Cayuga Bird Club ____________________________________________________________ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --