North American Ornithological Conference highlights

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Subject: North American Ornithological Conference highlights
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:57:19 +0000

Thank you Steve

I found the following quote from your link to be the most interesting, given that feeding birds is regarded as almost axiomatically bad in Oz.



'Each year, 50 million people in North America buy 1 million tons of bird food. After surveying data for 136 species, Project FeederWatch leader Emma Greig found that most feeder birds have strong populations. The flip side is that the species most in trouble—such as seabirds and shorebirds—don’t come to feeders and are declining because of other threats. Greig’s conclusion: Feeding birds may not help the hardest-hit species, but it may inspire people to support conservation, too.'

On 9/14/2016 6:58 AM, Steve Read wrote:

Hi all


The following link contains a very interesting set of highlights of the recent North American Ornithological Conference

as assembled by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


Well worth reading to see the diversity of bird research happening worldwide – and the amazingly detailed lives of birds.




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