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<>  by noon Monday so 
reservations can be made.

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 

Open to all!!! Please join us!

Again, my apologies for this coming out so late.
Colleen Richards
Corresponding Secretary
Cayuga Bird Club



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