MLSG

Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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MLSG is able to offer a limited number of small grants to ornithologists from countries in Africa to enable attendance at PAOC. We are especially keen to enable young and early-career ornithologists to attend, and will prioritize grants accordingly.

To apply, please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with some details of your background (student/organization), country of residence, any plans to participate in the conference and an indication of any funding you may already have. The expression of interest deadline is 16th of March 2020. Early-bird conference rates are available until 31 March 2020.

The MLSG held its third symposium in association with the European Ornithologists Union biennial conference this August in Cluj- Napoca, Romania. Forty-eight delegates from 18 countries were present for two days of talks, workshops and a brainstorming session to reinvigorate a COST application for a wider migratory bird research network. The symposium was held over a hot and lively weekend, with a local festival going on in the city surroundings.

Recent publications

Omotoriogun TC 2019. Ornithology and conservation activities in Elizade University: promot-ing bird and habitat conservation in Nigeria

Airola DA, Estep JA, Krolick DE, et al 2019. Wintering Areas and Migration Characteristics of Swainson’s Hawks That Breed in the Central Valley of California. Journal of Raptor Research 131: 561 View online

Norevik G, Åkesson S, Artois T, et al 2019. Wind?associated detours promote seasonal migratory connectivity in a flapping flying long?distance avian migrant. Journal of Animal Ecology : 215–219. View online

Rittenhouse JL, Robart AR, Watts HE 2019. Variation in chronotype is associated with migratory timing in a songbird. Biology Letters : 133-154 View online

Jiguet F, Robert A, Lorrillière R, et al 2019. Unravelling migration connectivity reveals unsustainable hunting of the declining ortolan bunting. Science Advances 121: View online

Latest news

MLSG at “Migrant Birds as Indicators of Climate Change” conference, Gdańsk

From Dec 13th – 16th 2018 the Bird Migration Research Station (BMRS) from the University of Gdańsk, together with the Operation Baltic Foundation, hosted the international conference on “Migrant Birds as Indicators of Climate Change”. This event was part of a larger project, “Building an Early Warning System for Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change”, jointly funded by the National Centre for Research and Development (Poland) and the National Research Foundation (South Africa), within a research cooperation agreement between the two countries. In total 65 participants from Poland, Holland, Denmark, France, Belgium, England and South Africa gathered in Hotel Orle in at Sobieszewo Island’s Baltic coast in southern Gdańsk.

foto1 2uczestnicy konferencji foto joel avni

13 - 16 December, Gdansk, Poland

A joint conference of the "Birds as Early Warning Systems" of the Poland–South Africa collaboration project, the Migrant Landbird Study Group, and the Polish Network of Bird Ringing Stations (KSSOP) - more info here

Deadline has been extended to 14 October!

More info and to sign up, see here

Point Blue Conservation Science is seeking one volunteer research assistant to work on Southeast Farallon Island, 30 miles west of San Francisco, California as part of a study examining the migratory movement of parulid warblers.

Insectivorous birds consume an estimated 400-500 million tons of prey annually
The Science of Nature
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-018-1571-z

By Martin Nyffeler, Çağan Şekercioğlu & Christopher Whelan

   For the first time, the predation impact of the insectivorous birds has been quantified on a global scale based on 103 (for the most part published) studies of prey consumption (kg per ha per season) of insectivorous birds in seven terrestrial biome types (i.e., tropical forests, temperate/boreal forests, tropical grasslands/savannas, temperate grasslands, croplands, deserts, and Arctic tundra).

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