Date: 7/28/20 10:07 am
From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Non-bird: Latest Bird Research and Conservation News, July 2020
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> From: Birds Canada <BirdsCanada...>
> Date: July 28, 2020 at 12:31:39 PM EDT
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> Subject: Your Latest Bird Research and Conservation News, July 2020
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> Common Murres Photo: Jared Clarke
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> Important updates for Birds Canada members
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> Enjoy the Summer issue of our quarterly members’ magazine, BirdWatch Canada! And don’t miss our 2020-2021 calendar photo contest, or our special presentation and Annual General Meeting this fall. Get the details.
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> Photo: Michelle Houston
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> Three ways you can help birds this summer
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> Have some fun outside and help birds, too! Whether you have a little time or lot, you can make a real difference for birds by tackling something on this list. Check it out!
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> Photo: Jody Allair
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> Towards a more inclusive Birds Canada: special membership offer
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> Birds Canada has committed to reaching out and welcoming people who have faced barriers to enjoying nature and participating in nature organizations. As a start, we’re offering free membership to Black people, Indigenous People, People of Colour, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and others who have experienced barriers. Learn more.
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> Piping Plover Photo: Neal Mutiger
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> Champions behind the scenes in Great Lakes Piping Plover conservation
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> Piping Plovers returned to the Great Lakes region to nest once again this year – thanks to the help of humans who care! We’re grateful to all who are part of the conservation effort. Meet some of these amazing people.
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> Research News
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> Photo: Laura Tranquilla
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> Storm-petrel research continues despite border closure
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> What’s your idea of a great family trip? Does it involve searching underground for seabirds and tracking devices? A twist of fate recently led Dr. Laura Tranquilla and family to Kent Island, NB, where they did just that. Read their story.
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> Eastern Whip-poor-will Photo: Ron Ridout
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> Get up to speed with the latest issue of Avian Conservation and Ecology
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> If you enjoy keeping up with new discoveries in the world of bird research, take a look at the new issue of Avian Conservation and Ecology! Anyone can access the complete online articles in this scientific journal free of charge. Dig in.
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> Photo: LeeAnn Latremouille
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> Undaunted atlassers gather flocks of data on Saskatchewan’s breeding birds
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> 2020 has brought challenges for most people, but for Saskatchewan’s birds, it’s been a good year. The team working on the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas has made valuable progress in the project’s fourth season of data collection. See what they’ve accomplished!
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> Featured Video
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> This year, 2020, the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program coordinated by Birds Canada celebrates its 25th anniversary! Learn about the incredible Citizen Science effort that made this possible, see marsh bird and frog population trends, and learn how to help wetlands & wildlife. For more on the program, please visit birdscanada.org/gl_mmp.
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> Least Bittern Photo: Tim Arthur
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> Events & Opportunities
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> BirdWatch Canada. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also made a digital copy of our Summer issue available online so that more people can enjoy birds from the safety of their home. You can read it here: https://www.birdscanada.org/birdwatch/ Please share the link with your friends and family who might enjoy it!
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> 29 July 2020. Webinar: Birding for Families. Join Birds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation for a family-friendly introduction to the world of birds. You will discover practical tips and resources to help you get started with birding. Both adults and children are welcome to attend. Learn more and register.
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> Join our Photo Contest to have your favourite photo featured in our annual calendar! Submit your photos and check out our amazing judging panel at birdscanada.org/calendar. Contest closes Aug. 7.
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> Latest Publications
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> Bianchini, K. and Morrissey, C.A., 2020. Species traits predict the aryl hydrocarbon receptor 1 (AHR1) subtypes responsible for dioxin sensitivity in birds. Scientific Reports.
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> Kardynal, K.J., Jardine, T.D., Génier, C.S., et al. 2020. Mercury exposure to swallows breeding in Canada inferred from feathers grown on breeding and non-breeding grounds. Ecotoxicology.
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> Loring, P.H., McLaren, J.D., Goyert, H.F., et al. 2020. Supportive wind conditions influence offshore movements of Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers during fall migration. The Condor.
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> Marchand, C.B., Desrochers, A., Tremblay, J.A., et al. 2020. Comparing fall migration of three Catharus species using a radio-telemetry network. Animal Migration.
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