Avian Conservation and
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Avian Conservation and Ecology
21 July 2010
– Editors-in-Chief Marc-Andre Villard and Tom Nudds are pleased to
announce the publication of Volume 5, Issue 1 of Avian Conservation
and Ecology – Écologie et Conservation des Oiseaux (ACE-ÉCO). This
issue sees the publication of the first three papers in the Special
Feature “Conservation of Grassland Birds: Causes and Consequences of
Population Declines.” In addition, Villard and Nudds discuss the
relationship between conservation and taxonomy in their editorial
“Traditional Taxonomy vs. the ‘Dark Side’: What’s the Fuss?”
to read the new issue. As well, the editors of ACE-ÉCO continue to
invite new manuscript submissions to the special feature “Population
Dynamics of Aerial Insectivores,” guest edited by Philip Taylor and Jon
Select this link to download the call for papers.
ACE-ÉCO is an open-access, fully
electronic scientific journal, sponsored by the
Society of Canadian Ornithologists
and Bird Studies Canada.
It publishes papers that are scientifically rigorous and relevant to the
bird conservation community, to exacting editorial and production
standards, in a cost-effective electronic approach that makes them
widely available in real-time. Although ACE-ÉCO is intended in part to
enhance the international profile of Canadian ornithology and applied
avian science, contributions are welcomed from all over the world.
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BSC Annual Members Meeting
Photo: © Steven Evans
23 July 2010 – Bird Studies
Canada members are invited to join us at our national headquarters
in Port Rowan for our 2010 Annual Members Meeting, to be held on
Saturday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Pete
Davidson, BSC’s British Columbia Program Manager. The meeting will
be followed by a wine and cheese social. For more information or to
register, contact Rosie Kirton at
At the time of the meeting,
there will be five vacancies on Bird Studies Canada’s Board of
Directors. The following individuals – all of them incumbent BSC
Board members – are standing for re-election: Karen Brown, ON;
Alexander Burnett, NB; Kate MacQuarrie, PE; Art Martell, BC; and
Mark Whitmore, MB.
New Issue of BirdWatch Canada
23 July 2010 – The Summer
2010 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 52) is out. Visit the
Bird Studies Canada website to view the table of contents
for this issue of BirdWatch Canada, and to download a PDF of
the feature article, “Dealing with an Old Problem: Pesticides that
Harm and Kill Birds,” by Pierre Mineau, Senior Research Scientist in
Pesticide Ecotoxicology with Environment Canada.
Published four times a year
by Bird Studies Canada, BirdWatch Canada reports the latest
results from our programs, and includes topical feature articles
about the world of birds. All BSC members receive quarterly issues
of our magazine. If you are not already a member, you can join us
for as little as CDN $35 annually! Benefits include free
participation in any of our volunteer programs, a charitable tax
receipt for the full amount of your membership, and the satisfaction
of knowing that your membership fee supports bird research,
monitoring, and conservation.
Join us today! To become a
Bird Studies Canada member,
our website or call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473.
Last Chance for Loon Survey
20 July 2010 – The
Loon Survey (CLLS) is in progress, and we thank all new and
returning participants who have registered for the 2010 season.
Anyone spending time on a Canadian lake this summer is welcome to
become a surveyor for this valuable and enjoyable program. If you
are watching loons on a local lake this season, but do not yet have
a survey package, it’s not too late. Please
register online by July 31.
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Birding Enthusiasts Wanted
20 July 2010
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is a relatively new park that
was established in 2003. During the first and second weeks of August,
evening conference call focus group meetings will be held to ask birding
enthusiasts how the birding experience at the park can be improved.
Those who have and have not
visited the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve are invited to
participate in the focus group calls. Participants will receive a $50
gift certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op (one per household). Once
attendance is confirmed, detailed teleconference information will be
forwarded. In addition to a phone line, participants will require an
operational high-speed Internet connection during the course of the
For further information and to
participate, contact the focus group facilitator Tracy Bowman at
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Continues Support of LPW
20 July 2010
– Long Point Waterfowl (LPW) recently received another generous grant
from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to continue upgrades at the
Research & Education Centre. The grant, totaling $90,600,
was used to completely renovate the washrooms (now wheelchair
accessible) in both bunkhouses. The funding also supported wheelchair
ramps on one bunkhouse, the kitchen, and the events room/library.
Remaining funds are currently being used to replace one bunkhouse roof,
and the old mattresses from the 55-bed facility. This generous support
has improved the functionality of the Research & Education Centre, and
has increased the potential of the facility as an outdoor education and
Long Point Waterfowl would like
to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their continued and
generous support. For more information on the Ontario Trillium
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