Next Monday, October 14, will be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club. Our speaker, Bryant Dossman, will give a presentation titled "Birds Take Flight Over Border Wall: Linking Winter Events to Migration Timing and Speed in a Migratory Passerine".
Bryant is a Ph.D student at Cornell University working with Dr. Amanda Rodewald and Dr. Pete Marra (at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center). He obtained his Masters degree in Environment and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University (2012-2015) working with Dr. Paul G. Rodewald and Dr. Stephen N. Matthews, and his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College (2007-2011) under Dr. Nathaniel T. Wheelwright. Broadly, his research interests lie in conservation, movement ecology, and population biology of migratory organisms, especially birds. In particular, he is interested in understanding how seasonal interactions influence population dynamics, movement, and behavior between different periods of the annual cycle. Given technological limitations in tracking most of the world’s migratory animals, our knowledge of the ecology of migration itself is severely limited. It is known that the quality of non-breeding habitats can result in seasonal interactions, or carryover effects, whereby individual survival or performance are impacted in subsequent breeding seasons. However, an understanding of how events during breeding and nonbreeding periods directly influence events during migration is still lacking. Bryant’s research seeks to tackle these knowledge gaps, making use of a long-term demographic study of American Redstart (25+ years) on the non-breeding grounds in Jamaica with a proposed large-scale automated radio telemetry array spanning across the Caribbean and through Florida, overlapping the migratory route of this population of redstarts. The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. 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. All are welcome. Members are invited to join Bryant for dinner at the Taste of Thai Express before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Colleen Richards at cl...@juno.com by noon Monday so reservations can be made. See you all on Monday. Colleen Richards Corresponding Secretary Cayuga Bird Club ____________________________________________________________ Remove Your Eye Bags In 1 Minute mayserve-magestor.com http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5d9d0ac82cedfac706a1st01duc -- 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/ --