SA72 Keynote Lecture | 2017 $10 (w/o paid registration)

Date - Saturday, 04/22/2017
Time - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Trip Leader(s): Bridget Stutchbury

Total spaces for this event: 332

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Godwit Days 2017 Keynote Speaker,
Bridget Stutchbury

Research Professor at York University

Frequent fliers: new discoveries in bird migration

 Each fall, billions of songbirds leave Canada on an epic journey to their far-away wintering grounds in Central and South America where many live in tropical forests shared by toucans, howler monkeys, and jaguars. Dozens of species have experienced serious, long-term population declines that are driven in part by the threats that these birds face on migration and while in the tropics.  Only recently has it been possible to track the entire migration of individual songbirds to find out how they accomplish their amazing 10,000 km (or more!) round trip and to map out critical habitats used during migration. Bridget Stutchbury will talk about her migration tracking results for Purple Martins and Wood Thrushes and discuss how migration tracking research can help us save birds.
Bridget Stutchbury is a professor in the Department of Biology at York University, Toronto. She completed her M.Sc. at Queen’s University and her Ph.D. at Yale, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution. Since the 1980s, she has studied migratory songbirds to understand their behavior, ecology and conservation. Her current research focusses on studying the incredible migration journeys of songbirds to help halt the severe declines in many species. She serves on the board of Wildlife Preservation Canada and is the author of Silence of the Songbirds (2007) and The Bird Detective (2010).





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