MLSG

Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

Latest blog entries

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

 We are working on developing a broad network between scientists, citizen-scientists, stakeholders, economists and have a specific interest in integrating underrepresented African and European countries. By involving people from all across the flyways we aim to bridge the conservation continuum from local solutions to global solutions and to formulate species action plans. By offering workshops and symposia during ornithological conferences we started to share our knowledge with a broader audience. Now, in these contact free times, we still want to connect globally and so we have set up the opportunity to attend virtual lectures and discussions on current research. Perhaps, you would like some feedback on your own research or to promote a new project? Let us know and we can give you the opportunity to speak up!

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.

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