FR34 Welcome & Keynote Lecture 1 | 2020 | NAC

Date - Friday, 04/17/2020
Time - 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Trip Leader(s): Stuart Mackenzie and Northcoast Regional Land Trust

Total spaces for this event: 500

Total spaces remaining (not yet booked): 470

This event is included in the Basic Registration and will take place in the community center main hall.

This year’s Spotlight Organization Northcoast Regional Land Trust. The Northcoast Regional Land Trust is a nonprofit organization with a focus of protecting land and water on nearly five million acres on California’s North Coast encompassing Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties. Find out more About NCRLT.

Friday Keynote Speaker, Stuart Mackenzie, Director of Migration Ecology in the nationwide research organization, Bird Studies Canada, headquartered at Long Point, Ontario

“Working Collaboratively to Cover More Ground”

Stuart Mackenzie is an international figure in ornithology who will be exploring the world of migration of winged animals, birds, bats and insects by researchers using new and innovative technological tools. This very entertaining talk will take us from the Arctic to the edge of the Antarctic using the recent research tools with a special focus on the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, a cooperative automated radio telemetry system, that allows scientists to follow winged animals throughout their life cycle as they travel around the globe. With more than 800 monitoring stations across 28 countries, knowledge is being obtained that was hardly imaginable just a very few years ago as more than 20,000 animals of 200 species have been followed on their migrations.

Stuart is the Director of Migration Ecology in the nationwide research organization, Bird Studies Canada, headquartered at Long Point, Ontario. Bird Studies Canada conserves wild birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy. He began exploring the natural world in the womb, and has been birding since the age of two. He is responsible for aspects of the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, Long Point and Thunder Cape Bird Observatories, and the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network. Stuart has conducted a wide variety of research, monitoring, and training projects on a wide variety of taxa throughout the Western Hemisphere.

He is a polished and entertaining speaker and will be bringing images of migration in areas until recently almost totally hidden from sight.





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