Release of Birdlife & Audubon report on what #BirdsTellUs about climate change
In advance of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris next week, Birdlife International and the Audubon Society have released a report called 'The Messengers' on what birds can tell us about threats from climate change and potential solutions for both nature and people. See the report at climatechange.birdlife.org.
Goodbye to Bernd de Bruijn, welcome Daniëlle van Oijen
The MLSG Exec is sad to bid goodbye to Bernd de Bruijn, who is taking on a new role at Vogelbescherming Nederland and passing on his International portfolio at VBN to Daniëlle van Oijen. A warm welcome to Daniëlle, who will be taking over the role of Conservation Officer with the MLSG.
A great week of ornithology in Spain!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the MLSG Satellite Symposium at EOU 2015 in Badajoz! You can find a full summary of the symposium on the Meetings page, as well as one-line summaries of the speed talks.
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Flexible navigation response in displaced common cuckoos
What happens if you displace an adult cuckoo away from its normal migration route to an area where it has not been before? Most people with knowledge of literature would probably say that of course they will compensate for the displacement and fly back to the correct location. But what is the correct location for a bird that has been displaced not only >1000 km west of its normal route, but also advanced >2000 km south, just before it was supposed to fly south anyway?
Mikkel Willemoes, Julio Blas, Martin Wikelski & Kasper Thorup 2015. Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration Scientific Reports View online
Lislevand Terje, Chutný Bohumír, Byrkjedal Ingvar, Pavel Václav, Briedis Martins, Adamik Peter & Hahn Steffen 2015. Red-spotted Bluethroats Luscinia s. svecica migrate along the Indo-European flyway: a geolocator study Bird Study View online
Bussière EMS, Underhill LG, Altwegg R. 2015. Patterns of bird migration phenology in South Africa suggest northern hemisphere climate as the most consistent driver of change. Global Change Biology 21:2179–90 View online