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James Love Lecture on Avian Conservation Featuring Bridget Stutchbury

Mar 25, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Bridget Stutchbury is a Distinguished Research Professor and former Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology at York University. She is also the author of Silence of the Songbirds, which was a 2007 finalist for the Governor General's Award in nonfiction, and The Bird Detective.

Each fall, billions of songbirds leave Canada on an epic journey to their far-away wintering grounds in Central and South America where many live in tropical forests shared by toucans, howler monkeys and jaguars.

Dozens of species have experienced serious, long-term population declines that are driven in part by the threats that these birds face on migration and while in the tropics. But only recently has it been possible to track the entire migration of individual songbirds to find out how they accomplish their amazing 10,000-km round trip and to map out critical habitats used during migration and for surviving until they return in spring.

During her lecture, entitled "Tropical Forests & the Migrationof Song Birds", Stutchbury will reveal her surprising migration tracking results for Purple Martins, Red-eyed Vireos and Wood Thrushes, and discuss how this research can help us save songbirds.


Location:Private Dining Room, Schulich Executive Learning Centre, Keele Campus
Sponsor:Faculty of Environmental Studies
Posted by:Jennifer Ferdinands
Web Sitehttp://fes.yorku.ca/songbirds-lecture
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