Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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.

By Samuel Temidayo Osinubi, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology

Migration strategies within the tropics are still poorly understood as are the drivers of movement and the degree of connectivity between sites in migrant birds that have their global range and life cycle exclusively on a single continent – intra-continental migrants. On this side of the Atlantic, the plan is to establish an intra-African bird migration project.