LATE-BREAKING NEWS (NOT INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER)
NEST CAMERAS NEEDED
The Sabo Lab at Arizona State University is seeking used nest cameras for a study on the effect of groundwater withdrawal on gray hawk diet in the San Pedro River, AZ. Cameras will be used to document prey deliveries to nests along a groundwater gradient. Ideal cameras are comparable to the Wingscapes BirdCam Pro, with a motion activated shutter and focal distance of 5 ft to infinity. The dense riparian canopy requires that cameras be placed relatively close to the nests, so cameras need to have a short focal distance and a long battery life. If you have such a camera that you no longer use and would be willing to sell/loan it, please contact ARIANA LA PORTE (EM: ariana.laporte AT asu.edu).
ATTENTION WATERBIRD ECOLOGISTS
Applications for the Nisbet (gulls and terns) and Kushlan (herons, storks, ibises, and their taxonomic allies) Research Awards. Grant applications are due 15 July.
For the Nisbet Research Award see: http://www.waterbirds.org/grants/nisbet-research-award
For the Kushlan Research Award see: http://www.waterbirds.org/grants/jim
The Grants Committee looks forward to your application! Send any questions and applications to: JOHN BRZORAD, Chair Grants Committee, Waterbird Society, (EM: John.firstname.lastname@example.org).
SAVE THE DATES!
AOU-COS-SCO Annual Meetings in Cool Colorado September 2014
Just a reminder that this important joint meeting is scheduled for 22-28 September 2014 in scenic Estes Park, Colorado at YMCA of the Rockies. Preceding the conference will be council meetings and field trips. Additional information is available via the conference website, https://www.birdmeetings.org/aoucossco2014/default.asp.
WOS-SCO-AFO 2015 Annual Meeting in Nova Scotia July 15-19, 2015
Even with the WOS-AFO currently underway at Salve Regina in beautiful Newport, RI, plans are underway for a joint meeting in 2015 with three societies: AFO, SCO-SOC, and WOS. Acadia University will host the three societies in scenic Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Beyond what we hope will be a full scientific program, we anticipate, symposia, workshops, and events sponsored by the three organizations.
Suggestions for symposia or workshops from members of any of the societies are welcome and should be sent to MARK DEUTSCHLANDER (EM: email@example.com), Second Vice President for the WOS. Stay tuned for announcements soon about key dates for student travel awards, abstract submission, and registration.
Index to the June 2014 issue:
REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
Research Collaboration Opportunity for Banders
GRANTS AND AWARDS
The World Owl Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for 2015 Awards
40 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island, Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant
Avian extinction at the End of the Cretaceous, Alan Feduccia
The Birds of New Hampshire, Allan R. Keith and Robert P. Fox
Birds of Kenya’s Rift Valley, Adam Scott Kennedy
51st Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, 9-14 August 2014
2nd World Seabird Conference, 26-30 October 2015
For questions or comments about your OSNA society membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.