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BBC 2020 Spring Annual General Meeting: Trevor Lloyd-Evans

Friday, March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Trevor Lloyd-Evans, PhD
Director, Landbird Conservation Program, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

Whither the Migrants? Birds as indicators of environmental change

We can now look back on as much as 54 years of Manomet landbird banding data from the standardized spring and fall migration research at Manomet Bird Observatory. In addition, passerine and shorebird studies have taken staff as far afield as Alaska and the Canadian arctic islands, the rainforest of Central America and shorebird wintering and migration stopover locations as far south as Tierra del Fuego. Some population trends are increasing, many more are decreasing. Climate change has altered some species’ distributions and/or affected migration phenology.

How do long term bird banding, data logger information, nocturnal flight calls or satellite transmitters help us distinguish the “signal” from the background “noise”?

Birds are highly sensitive indicators of environmental change, they vote with their wings! How can we all use this information to improve bird conservation?

Harvard University Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

7:30 p.m. (social hour from 6:30 p.m.)

Members and guests are cordially invited.

Admission is free.

Free parking in the underground garage at Oxford and Everett Streets next to the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Be sure to tell the parking attendant that you are attending the BBC bird club meeting.

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Harvard map HP entrance for Geological Lecture Hall


Friday, March 27
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Harvard University Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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