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27 Jan Help me get to Hog Island! ["jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com [birdconservation]" ]
09 Oct passenger pigeons in NYS [1 Attachment] ["jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com [birdconservation]" ]
5 Oct Lesser Spotted Eagle migration in autumn 2014 ["bumeyburg AT aol.com [birdconservation]" ]
05 May Albany Pine Bush named Important Bird Area []
14 Jun World-wide raptor conference, Argentina, 21-24 October 2013 []
14 Jun World-wide raptor conference, Argentina, 21-24 October 2013 []
14 Jun World-wide raptor conference, Argentina, 21-24 October 2013 []
15 Nov Parrots appear to name their young [Jeremy Taylor ]
11 Oct The cost of conservation: US$80 billion a year needed to save nature [Jeremy Taylor ]
8 Oct Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research [Jeremy Taylor ]
2 Sep Celebrating vultures [Jeremy Taylor ]
30 Aug Fw: Just published [Jeremy Taylor ]
2 Jan e -petition calls to save the last Houbara Bustards in Tunisia [Jeremy Taylor ]
1 Dec latest from BirdLife [Jeremy Taylor ]
18 Aug Re: (no subject) [Jeremy Taylor ]
17 Aug (unknown) [Jeremy Taylor ]
04 Aug Jeremy Taylor has shared: Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site ["Jeremy Taylor" ]
25 Jul House Bill is Worst Government Assault on Birds and Wildlife in a Generation, Says Bird Conservation Group [Jeremy Taylor ]
18 Jul Service Announces $650,000 in Funding to 10 Cities for Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds [Jeremy Taylor ]
23 Jun $4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation [Jeremy Taylor ]
14 Jun New children’s book raises profile of albatrosses | BirdLife Community []
6 Jun Big birds lose out in a crowded world [Jeremy Taylor ]
5 Jun BirdLife launches new website section for World Enviornment Day [Jeremy Taylor ]
10 May Bird-safe building guidelines [Jeremy Taylor ]
25 Jan International Year of Forests, 2011 [Jeremy Taylor ]
20 Jan News from BirdLife [Jeremy Taylor ]
24 Nov Kokako discovery in New Zealand [Jeremy Taylor ]
15 Nov Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status [Jeremy Taylor ]
12 Nov Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes [Jeremy Taylor ]
8 Nov State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the West’ [Jeremy Taylor ]
24 Oct Important Bird Areas of the World – Poster [Jeremy Taylor ]
14 Oct Audubon scientists find Gulf birds and oil too close for comfort [Jeremy Taylor ]
14 Oct IMPORTANT SURVEY ON ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION [Jeremy Taylor ]
12 Oct EU funds help BirdLife Partners to protect our nature [Jeremy Taylor ]
29 Sep African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection [Jeremy Taylor ]
29 Sep Major population crash of Critically Endangered Taita Apalis [Jeremy Taylor ]
14 Sep Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis counted [Jeremy Taylor ]
9 Sep From government policy to personal choices, we must recognise the value of biodiversity [Jeremy Taylor ]
9 Sep Largest seabird event ever aims high [Jeremy Taylor ]
4 Sep Catastrophic forest fire delivers huge blow to Europe’s rarest seabird [Jeremy Taylor ]
12 Aug Biofuel threat to Kenyan IBA continues [Jeremy Taylor ]
25 Jul Conservation and the Cook Islands [Jeremy Taylor ]
25 Jul Guadeloupe gets first national IBA directory [Jeremy Taylor ]
6 Jul Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis [Jeremy Taylor ]
3 Jul Fw: Awesome Birding Safari - Dusti [1 Attachment] [Jeremy Taylor ]
29 Jun World first for vultures facing extinction [Jeremy Taylor ]
29 Jun Fate of weird wader on knife edge [Jeremy Taylor ]
21 Jun NatureKenya oppose the destruction of Dakatcha Woodland IBA [Jeremy Taylor ]
17 Jun BBC fund helps to keep albatrosses off the hook [Jeremy Taylor ]
14 Jun New web-tool shows critical migratory waterbird sites need urgent protection [Jeremy Taylor ]
11 Jun Brazilian Important Bird Areas get protection [Jeremy Taylor ]
8 Jun Two million EU seabirds killed in a decade [Jeremy Taylor ]
2 Jun Water Hour [Jeremy Taylor ]
2 Jun Water Hour [1 Attachment] [Jeremy Taylor ]
1 Jun No birds in the bush [Jeremy Taylor ]
26 May Wetland aliens cause bird extinction [Jeremy Taylor ]
23 May Urban trees 'help migrating birds' [Jeremy Taylor ]
19 May Binoculars and Bodyguards - Looking for Iraq's Birds [Jeremy Taylor ]
12 May Audubon Magazine Oil Spill Blog [Jeremy Taylor ]
12 May Information on Bird Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [Jeremy Taylor ]
12 May Hawaiian Resort Sued Over Seabird Deaths [Jeremy Taylor ]
7 May Migratory birds in crisis [Jeremy Taylor ]
6 May Jamaica's petrels reveal some of their secrets [Jeremy Taylor ]
5 May Oil Reaches First Important Bird Area [Jeremy Taylor ]
4 May A cartography of hope for biodiversity in the Americas [Jeremy Taylor ]
30 Apr As Oil Slick Hits Shore and Coats Birds, Groups Take Action [Jeremy Taylor ]
29 Apr World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target [Jeremy Taylor ]
29 Apr Audubon fears birds will become next victims of Gulf oil spill [Jeremy Taylor ]
22 Apr BirdLife Partner staff wins world’s top environmental prize [Jeremy Taylor ]
16 Apr South Atlantic becomes more seabird-friendly [Jeremy Taylor ]
13 Apr Western Siem Pang - Land of the Giants [Jeremy Taylor ]
9 Apr A Ruddy Long Way to Fly [Jeremy Taylor ]
1 Apr White Stork wait for FIFA World Cup [Jeremy Taylor ]
25 Mar Thai local group urges Ramsar designation for Spoon-billed Sandpiper site [Jeremy Taylor ]
18 Mar BirdLife Partners call to save the Wadden Sea [Jeremy Taylor ]
15 Mar 'State of the birds 2010' highlights threats to migrants [Jeremy Taylor ]

Subject: Help me get to Hog Island!
From: "jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com [birdconservation]" <birdconservation@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jan 2015 18:05:29 -0800

 Apologies for cross-posting, and if this is inappropriate for the list.... 
Just trying to get creative in my fundraising efforts! 


 Jeremy 
 
 ---------------------------------------------------------- 
 From July 19-24, National Audubon Society is holding their "Sharing Nature: An 
Educator’s Week" program at their Hog Island camp in Maine. I work as an 
environmental educator, and editor of a kids nature magazine, so this would be 
an excellent educational and networking opportunity for me. I have applied for 
some scholarships to attend, but my employer does not provide travel funding 
for things like this, so if I can't raise the funds, I won't be able to go. I 
already work 2 jobs just to make ends meet, and have not had a real "vacation" 
in years, so this is something I am really hoping to be able to do! I also have 
a life-long interest in birds, nature, and environmental education, making this 
an incredible opportunity. The information about the program can be found at 
http://hogisland.audubon.org/sharing-nature-educator-s-week for those of you 
who are interested in helping me to get there! 

 
 If you are interested in donating, you can do so online at my personal 
fundraising page, "Help Get Me to Hog Island" 
https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/help-get-me-to-hog-island/x/5354674on 
Indiegogo. I have been awarded a partial scholarship, but still need to come up 
with the remaining money, plus travel expenses and money to off-set what I will 
be losing by missing a few shifts at my part-time job. 

 
 I greatly appreciate your consideration in helping me reach my goal!! 
 
 Jeremy 
 jeremyjtaylor AT ... 
 Ravena, NY 

 ______________________________________________ 
"We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our 
Children." ~Native American proverb 


Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/jeremyjtaylor
Jeremy's website http://jeremyjtaylor.tripod.com
Jeremy - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jeremyjtaylor
 

Subject: passenger pigeons in NYS [1 Attachment]
From: "jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com [birdconservation]" <birdconservation@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2014 08:28:15 -0700
Hello,
  
 Apologies if this is somewhat off-topic, but I thought some of you might be 
interested in a short article that I put together regarding the passenger 
pigeon in New York State. The focus of the article is where in the state people 
can go to see them on display- I had no idea there were so many locations! I 
have attached a PDF of the article, and you can view the html version online at 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/98898.html http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/98898.html if 
interested. Please feel free to pass along to others who you think might be 
interested. 

  
 Regards,
 Jeremy
 

 

 Jeremy Taylor
 Environmental Educator / Editor, http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/40248.html 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/40248.html 

 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
 Office of Communication Services
 625 Broadway, 4th Floor
 Albany, NY 12233-4502
 (518) 402-8018 (voice)
 (518) 402-9036 (fax)
 
 Connect with DEC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NYSDEC & Twitter 
https://twitter.com/NYSDEC 

 
 *Please Note New Email Address* Jeremy.Taylor AT dec.ny.gov 
mailto:Jeremy.Taylor AT dec.ny.gov 

  
 

Subject: Lesser Spotted Eagle migration in autumn 2014
From: "bumeyburg AT aol.com [birdconservation]" <birdconservation@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 03:09:13 -0400
Satellite-tracked Lesser Spotted Eagle migration  in autumn  2014

www.Satellite-Telemetry.de is the website of the World Working Group on 
Birds of Prey (WWGBP, www.raptors-international.org) where some of the results 
of satellite telemetry studies are presented. Results published so far can 
be found on the homepage www.Raptor-Research.de, where many papers can be 
downloaded as PDF documents. For reasons of time, only the course of migration 
of the Lesser Spotted Eagle, in cooperation with the BirdLife Germany 
federal office, is dealt with here, with a very rough presentation of the 
course 

of migration. In order to show this online in as near as possible to real 
time, only one fix per day will be used, although many more than 100 fixes are 
received daily from some birds. 

As for a breakdown of the Lesser Spotted Eagles that we track during autumn 
migration in 2014 please visit www.Satellite-Telemetry.de (English and 
German text). There is also a short report on the past course of migration. 
The 

birds are individually designated by their transmitter number and in most 
cases they have also been given a name. 

Migration within Germany is not shown, in order to guarantee the anonymity 
of the eyrie sites of this extremely rare species. 



Kind regards, 

Bernd Meyburg
Subject: Albany Pine Bush named Important Bird Area
From: <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: 05 May 2014 07:51:01 -0700
Apologies for cross-posting...
  
 An FYI for those who have not heard.... The news was announced during the 
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and Audubon Society of the Capital 
Region’s Migration Celebration held on Saturday..... Audubon New York 
celebrated International Migratory Bird Day by naming the Albany Pine Bush an 
Important Bird Area! Links below: 

  
 Albany Pine Bush News
 
http://www.albanypinebush.org/discovery-center/albany-pine-bush-given-audubon-conservation-distinction 
http://www.albanypinebush.org/discovery-center/albany-pine-bush-given-audubon-conservation-distinction 

  
 Times Union
 
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/PHOTOS-Albany-Pine-Bush-named-Important-Bird-Area-5450934.php 
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/PHOTOS-Albany-Pine-Bush-named-Important-Bird-Area-5450934.php 

  
 Wall Street Journal
 http://online.wsj.com/article/APce3d91077e554c8dba83d99d07dc60ae.html 
http://online.wsj.com/article/APce3d91077e554c8dba83d99d07dc60ae.html 

  
 Jeremy
 

Subject: World-wide raptor conference, Argentina, 21-24 October 2013
From: bumeyburg AT aol.com
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:33:19 -0400 (EDT)
Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference 2013
III Neotropical Raptor Network Conference
WWGBP VII World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls

We Welcome You to Bariloche in 2013!

For the first time, a joint meeting between the Raptor Research Foundation, 
the Neotropical Raptor Network (The Peregrine Fund) and the World Working 
Group on Birds of Prey and Owls  (WWGBP) will take place in South America.  A 

perfect mixture of wild nature and cultural heritage awaits you, so mark 
your calendars now and we will ensure that you experience all the wonders the 
city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia and Argentina have to offer.

This international meeting will be held 21-24 October 2013 in the heart of 
Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche City, Rio Negro province, Argentina. 
The conference will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue – 
INIBIOMA/CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina. Pre (workshops, field trips) and post 
(field trips) conferences activities are also offered.

The conference venue is the Hotel Panamericano Bariloche, a five star hotel 
in downtown Bariloche. The local organizing committee chairs are Drs. 
Miguel D. Saggese, (College of Veterinary Medicine-Western University of Health 

Sciences, California, USA), Valeria Ojeda and Sergio A. Lambertucci 
(Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional del Comahue – INIBIOMA/CONICET, 
Bariloche, 

Rio Negro, Argentina). For more information, please contact the conference 
chairs (click on their names) or send us an email to 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com.

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED  Because of technical issues with the 
conference registration software, we have extended the deadline for early 
registration, abstract submissions, and grants & awards to June 16th.

We look forward to seeing you in Bariloche!!!


Conference Deadlines:

June 16, 2013    
Abstract submission    
Andersen Award application    
Koplin Travel Award application
Early registration deadline


Links:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bariloche_logo2.png 


For more information about the conference please visit our website at 
http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference or send 
an 

email to barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. The next announcement, including 
confirmed keynote speakers and more details about the conference program, 
will be on June 15th.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

note: schedule subject to change.Friday 18 October

Field tripsSaturday 19 October

Field tripsSunday 20 October

Workshops
Field trips
Board meeting all day
Vendors Set up
Registration set upMonday 21 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Keynote address
Scientific Paper sessions all day
Evening ice breaker.Tuesday 22 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
Evening poster session with open bar and snacks*Wednesday 23 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
RRF business meeting (all RRF members and non-members are welcome)
Evening poster session with open bar and snacks*
Dinner event (additional fee applies), location to be determinedThursday 24 
October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
Dinner banquet (additional fee applies) Friday 25 October

Field trips Saturday 26 October

Field trips Sunday 27 October

Field trips NOTE: 
poster sessions were scheduled for 2 different days, but this depends on 
the amount of posters submitted.



WORKSHOPS

Workshops are scheduled for Sunday, October 20th. Pre-conference activities 
are optional; they are not included in the conference registration fee. 
Workshops will cost USD $10 each and will be scheduled to allow you to take one 

in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Workshops will provide 
hands-on training to students, early career researchers, and others interested 
in 

learning more about raptor research techniques. The workshops will be 
sponsored in part by RRF through the Early Career Raptor Researcher Committee 
and 

by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue.

Workshops are scheduled for Sunday, October 20th. Pre-conference activities 
are optional; they are not included in the conference registration fee. 
Workshops will cost USD $10 each and will be scheduled to allow you to take one 

in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Workshops will provide 
hands-on training to students, early career researchers, and others interested 
in 

learning more about raptor research techniques. The workshops will be 
sponsored in part by RRF through the Early Career Raptor Researcher Committee 
and 

by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue.

Workshops offered will include those listed below. More workshops will be 
added with topics posted on the conference website shortly before workshop 
registration opens on June 30th..

a. Safely Accessing Raptor Nests – Instructor to be determined
Time: 13:00-16:00

b. Techniques for Marking and Handling – Instructor to be determined
Time: 09:00-12:00

c. Biomedical Sampling Techniques –¬ Instructor: Dr. Oliver Krone
Time: 09:00-12:00

d. Raptor Rehabilitation – Instructor: Dr. Michael Jones
Time: 13:00-16:00

e. Raptor Trapping Techniques – Instructor: Dr. Pete Bloom
Time: 13:00-16:00

f. Harnessing Raptors with Transmitters — Instructor: Mr. Brian Millsap
Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Please, if you are interested in proposing a workshop not already planned 
for Sunday, October 20, let us know what you have in mind by June 15, 2013 by 
contacting us at barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Thanks!


Conference Location

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the 
province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on 
the 

southern shores of Nahuel Huapi lake and is surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi 
National Park.  After an extensive public works and architectural buildup the 
city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with ski, 
trekking and mountaineering facilities apart from numerous restaurants, cafés 
and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according 
to the 2010 census.

Bariloche has a cool Mediterranean climate with dry, windy summers and 
rainy winters, which grades to an alpine sub polar oceanic climate at higher 
altitudes. Generally speaking, the summer season (mid-December to early March) 
is characterized by long stretches of windy, sunny weather, with pleasant 
afternoons of 18 to 26 °C (64 to 79 °F) and cold nights of 2 to 9 °C (36 to 
48 

°F). Autumn brings colder temperatures in March, then stormier weather in 
April and May. By mid-May the first snows fall, and winter lasts until early 
September, bringing stormy weather with mixed precipitation (snow, rain, 
sleet), occasional snowstorms and highs between 0 and 12 °C (32 and 54 °F), 
lows between -12 and 4 °C (10 and 39 °F). Spring is very windy and variable; 
temperatures may reach 25 °C (77 °F) in October and then plummet to -6 °C 
(21 

°F) following a late-season snowfall. On average, there are a handful of 
snowy days between 5 and 15 centimeters (2 and 6 in) every year, and many more 
days with mixed precipitation.

Austral Parakeet, Enicognathus ferrugineus


Bariloche is the starting point for visiting Western Patagonian National 
Parks. Please, visit the following links to know more about the Argentinean 
National Parks located in Patagonia.

Nahuel Huapi National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Los Arrayanes National Park
Los Alerces National Park
Lanin National Park
Lago Puelo National Park
Perito Moreno National Park




CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

For logistical reasons the registration for this conference is limited to 
300 delegates, so early booking is advisable. Please, remember the Early 
Registration Deadline is June 16 2013. The extended registration deadline is 
July 15 2013. Note that abstract submission (deadline June 16 2013) will 
require confirmed registration to the conference. Because of technical issues 
with 

the conference registration software, we have extended the deadline for 
early registration, abstract submissions, and grants & awards to June 16th.The 
idiom of the conference (posters, presentations, printed materials) will be 
English. Abstracts will be available in both English and Spanish. 
Simultaneous translation of oral presentations to Spanish WILL NOT be 
offered.We will 

accept payment by credit card or bank transfer through Paypal. Those needing 
to pay by check will be able to download an invoice and mail it with your 
check to the conference planner. If you need to pay by other methods or have 
registration questions, please contact the local committee chairs 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com to discuss your options.If you need assistance 
troubleshooting the registration process, please contact Miguel Saggese at 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Registration fees (in US Dollars)    

Category     Before June 16 2013    June 17 -July 15 2013    

 RRF Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 WWGBP Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 NRN Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 Student Member2    $180.00    $210.00    
 Non-Member3     $280.00    $310.00    
 Student Non-Member2    $210.00    $240.00    

1 Membership in any of the participating organizations (RRF, NRN,WWGBP) at 
registration.
2 Needs to add certificate from University or College to demonstrate its 
active status as student at registration
3 For those that are not member of RRF, NRN and/or WWGBPConference 
Registration Includes:
admittance to 4 days of scientific paper sessions
Monday night icebreaker social
Tuesday and Wednesday evening poster sessions
name tag and abstract  and conference program book.
       
Online Registration

Please register one individual person at a time. A $30 discount will be 
calculated for scientific session registrations completed before May 31st. 
Items can be removed from your shopping cart by pressing the red button at the 
top right of the cart item. We accept all major credit cards and also provide 
the option to pay by check. An invoice is provided during the final 
registration process for those who need an invoice to request payment by their 
agency. If you have questions about your registration or the registration 
process please contact the registration coordinator, Miguel Saggesse by email 
at 

barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com.EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED  Because 
of technical issues with the conference registration software, we have 
extended the deadline for early registration, abstract submissions, and grants 
& 

awards to June 16th.Opción de Pago en pesos (Argentina)

Se ha dispuesto un mecanismo de pago en pesos argentinos, exclusiva para 
depósitos y transferencias originados en Argentina, para la inscripción y 
otros servicios del congreso. Detalles aquíAssistance with the Registration 
Process

Our conference registration is being handled by the Event Espresso 
software. We received feedback from conference registrants that some computers 
can 

not use the add to cart feature on the registration page. We suggest trying 
different internet browsers or an alternate computer. The problem seems to 
stem from a setting on the computer or network that is blocking the Event 
Espresso program. We have attempted and are unable to resolve the problem with 
the software. Our conference organizers are willing to assist you with an 
alternative registration process. Please contact Miguel Saggese for assistance 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Thank you for your patience and we look 
forward to helping you register!

2013 CALL FOR PAPERS

The I Worldwide Raptor Conference (I WRC) invites submission of abstracts 
for the conference. Oral Presentations and/or Posters are welcome. In 
addition to traditional oral presentations there will be opportunity to share 
in 

depth information on specific topics during the special symposia.The call for 
Workshops and Symposia opened October-November 2012 the and Call for 
Abstracts of Oral and Poster presentations began January 2013.  Abstracts will 
be 

submitted via the Abstract Submission Page. The deadline for submission of 
abstracts is June 16th 2013.  Notification of the acceptance of your abstracts 

and assignment to a oral or poster presentation session will be made 
shortly thereafter. The joint Scientific Program Committee will try to meet 
requests for either oral or poster presentation format, but final decisions 
will 

depend on the number of contributions and scheduling constraints.Submission 
of any contribution in the congress program is contingent on payment in full 
of the conference registration fee and a commitment to attend the 
conference. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Program 
Committee.  The abstracts will be edited, and minor revisions may be made in 
style, 

grammar, wording, and spelling if needed. The authors will be contacted if 
their abstract requires extensive revision. All abstracts submitted in due time 

and with appropriate full registration fee paid will be included in the 
electronic abstract book which will be available to delegates before the 
Conference.Students wishing to be considered for the RRF James Koplin Award 
and/or 

William C Andersen Award should carefully read the submission requirements 
before applying. Each award or grant has different submission requirements 
and deadlines. For additional information please visit Raptor Research 
Foundation Grants and Awards page.

Abstract submission:

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/abstr
act-submission

LODGING & TRAVEL

The Hotel Panamericano Bariloche is located a stone’s throw away from the 
Nahuel Huapi lake and the foothills of the Andes Mountains and only a few 
miles (less than 10 minutes drive) from Bariloche International Airport and 
Bariloche Bus Station. The Hotel has ample and cozy bedrooms overlooking the 
Nahuel Huapi lake and the city and has promotional pricing for meeting 
attendees.Reservations should be made with the hotel using the form below 
 (scroll 

down) and not through the online reservation system. The hotel manager will 
respond by email and confirm your reservation. Hotel Panamericano Bariloche 
Av. San Martín 536/70 (R8400ALS) San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, 
Argentina. We recommend to all the delegates to seek lodging in the Hotel 
Panamericano Bariloche. This helps the organizers to defray costs of the 
conference, 

registration fees and also contribute to registration awards for Latin 
American students.

Looking upon the majestic Nahuel Huapi lake, this dynamic hotel is a 
five-star hotel with the largest capacity in Patagonia and the best choice to 
enjoy the breathtaking nature of the region. The Panamericano Bariloche Hotel 
welcomes its guests with warm personalized attention and has a suitable 
infrastructure to welcome both the tourist and the business person.  The hotel 
is 

in a privileged location in the center of this emblematic city of Patagonia, 
a destination that is appealing both because of the diversity of its 
programs as well as for the beauty of its landscapes, which the traveler will 
begin to enjoy just by putting their head out the room’s window.

Cost (nightly rate) for sleeping rooms: Room price: USD$120 (Regular) / 
USD$140 (Nahuel Huapi lake view) DW + 21% tax. Reservations should be made with 

the hotel using the form below and not through the online reservation 
system. The hotel manager will respond by email and confirm your reservation.


SYMPOSIA

All the symposia will be held during the main dates of the conference. If 
you want to propose a specific symposium please email the  local committee
.  Exact dates and times will be announced by September 2013. Other 
symposium 

may be added.

Raptor Conservation in agro-ecosystems
Infectious diseases and environmental pollutants
Migration and global climate change
Ecology and conservation of desert inhabiting raptors
Ecology and conservation of Neotropical raptors
Status and conservation threats of eagles and vultures worldwide
Nocturnal birds of prey


Field trips:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/field-trips 


Special events:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/special-events 



       
Conference Hosts:

Organizing Committee

Host Organization: CRUB-Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Societies meeting jointly: Neotropical Raptor Network-The Peregrine Fund; 
World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls /(WWGBP); Raptor Research 
Foundation

Local Organizing Committee

Local Committee Chairs: Dr. Miguel D. Saggese, (CVM-Western University Of 
Health Sciences, California, USA), Dr. Valeria Ojeda and Dr. Sergio A. Lambert
ucci (Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional Del Comahue – 
Inibioma/Conicet, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina).
Local Committee Members: Ana Trejo, Lorenzo Sympson, Laura Chazarreta, 
Gerardo Cerón, Gonzalo Ignazi, Facundo Barbar, Ines Croce, Pablo Alarcón, 
Fernando Ballejo.

Joint Organizing Committee

Neotropical Raptor Network/The Peregrine Fund Representatives: Dr. Marta 
Curti and Dr. Rick Watson
WWGBP Representative: Dr. Bernd Meyburg
RRF Conference Committee: Kate Davis, Dan Varland, Libby Mojica
Registration Management: Raptor Research Foundation
Scientific Committee: Drs. James Dwyer and Ana Trejo








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Subject: World-wide raptor conference, Argentina, 21-24 October 2013
From: bumeyburg AT aol.com
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:33:19 -0400 (EDT)
Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference 2013
III Neotropical Raptor Network Conference
WWGBP VII World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls

We Welcome You to Bariloche in 2013!

For the first time, a joint meeting between the Raptor Research Foundation, 
the Neotropical Raptor Network (The Peregrine Fund) and the World Working 
Group on Birds of Prey and Owls  (WWGBP) will take place in South America.  A 

perfect mixture of wild nature and cultural heritage awaits you, so mark 
your calendars now and we will ensure that you experience all the wonders the 
city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia and Argentina have to offer.

This international meeting will be held 21-24 October 2013 in the heart of 
Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche City, Rio Negro province, Argentina. 
The conference will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue – 
INIBIOMA/CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina. Pre (workshops, field trips) and post 
(field trips) conferences activities are also offered.

The conference venue is the Hotel Panamericano Bariloche, a five star hotel 
in downtown Bariloche. The local organizing committee chairs are Drs. 
Miguel D. Saggese, (College of Veterinary Medicine-Western University of Health 

Sciences, California, USA), Valeria Ojeda and Sergio A. Lambertucci 
(Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional del Comahue – INIBIOMA/CONICET, 
Bariloche, 

Rio Negro, Argentina). For more information, please contact the conference 
chairs (click on their names) or send us an email to 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com.

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED  Because of technical issues with the 
conference registration software, we have extended the deadline for early 
registration, abstract submissions, and grants & awards to June 16th.

We look forward to seeing you in Bariloche!!!


Conference Deadlines:

June 16, 2013    
Abstract submission    
Andersen Award application    
Koplin Travel Award application
Early registration deadline


Links:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bariloche_logo2.png 


For more information about the conference please visit our website at 
http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference or send 
an 

email to barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. The next announcement, including 
confirmed keynote speakers and more details about the conference program, 
will be on June 15th.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

note: schedule subject to change.Friday 18 October

Field tripsSaturday 19 October

Field tripsSunday 20 October

Workshops
Field trips
Board meeting all day
Vendors Set up
Registration set upMonday 21 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Keynote address
Scientific Paper sessions all day
Evening ice breaker.Tuesday 22 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
Evening poster session with open bar and snacks*Wednesday 23 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
RRF business meeting (all RRF members and non-members are welcome)
Evening poster session with open bar and snacks*
Dinner event (additional fee applies), location to be determinedThursday 24 
October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
Dinner banquet (additional fee applies) Friday 25 October

Field trips Saturday 26 October

Field trips Sunday 27 October

Field trips NOTE: 
poster sessions were scheduled for 2 different days, but this depends on 
the amount of posters submitted.



WORKSHOPS

Workshops are scheduled for Sunday, October 20th. Pre-conference activities 
are optional; they are not included in the conference registration fee. 
Workshops will cost USD $10 each and will be scheduled to allow you to take one 

in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Workshops will provide 
hands-on training to students, early career researchers, and others interested 
in 

learning more about raptor research techniques. The workshops will be 
sponsored in part by RRF through the Early Career Raptor Researcher Committee 
and 

by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue.

Workshops are scheduled for Sunday, October 20th. Pre-conference activities 
are optional; they are not included in the conference registration fee. 
Workshops will cost USD $10 each and will be scheduled to allow you to take one 

in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Workshops will provide 
hands-on training to students, early career researchers, and others interested 
in 

learning more about raptor research techniques. The workshops will be 
sponsored in part by RRF through the Early Career Raptor Researcher Committee 
and 

by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue.

Workshops offered will include those listed below. More workshops will be 
added with topics posted on the conference website shortly before workshop 
registration opens on June 30th..

a. Safely Accessing Raptor Nests – Instructor to be determined
Time: 13:00-16:00

b. Techniques for Marking and Handling – Instructor to be determined
Time: 09:00-12:00

c. Biomedical Sampling Techniques –¬ Instructor: Dr. Oliver Krone
Time: 09:00-12:00

d. Raptor Rehabilitation – Instructor: Dr. Michael Jones
Time: 13:00-16:00

e. Raptor Trapping Techniques – Instructor: Dr. Pete Bloom
Time: 13:00-16:00

f. Harnessing Raptors with Transmitters — Instructor: Mr. Brian Millsap
Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Please, if you are interested in proposing a workshop not already planned 
for Sunday, October 20, let us know what you have in mind by June 15, 2013 by 
contacting us at barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Thanks!


Conference Location

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the 
province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on 
the 

southern shores of Nahuel Huapi lake and is surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi 
National Park.  After an extensive public works and architectural buildup the 
city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with ski, 
trekking and mountaineering facilities apart from numerous restaurants, cafés 
and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according 
to the 2010 census.

Bariloche has a cool Mediterranean climate with dry, windy summers and 
rainy winters, which grades to an alpine sub polar oceanic climate at higher 
altitudes. Generally speaking, the summer season (mid-December to early March) 
is characterized by long stretches of windy, sunny weather, with pleasant 
afternoons of 18 to 26 °C (64 to 79 °F) and cold nights of 2 to 9 °C (36 to 
48 

°F). Autumn brings colder temperatures in March, then stormier weather in 
April and May. By mid-May the first snows fall, and winter lasts until early 
September, bringing stormy weather with mixed precipitation (snow, rain, 
sleet), occasional snowstorms and highs between 0 and 12 °C (32 and 54 °F), 
lows between -12 and 4 °C (10 and 39 °F). Spring is very windy and variable; 
temperatures may reach 25 °C (77 °F) in October and then plummet to -6 °C 
(21 

°F) following a late-season snowfall. On average, there are a handful of 
snowy days between 5 and 15 centimeters (2 and 6 in) every year, and many more 
days with mixed precipitation.

Austral Parakeet, Enicognathus ferrugineus


Bariloche is the starting point for visiting Western Patagonian National 
Parks. Please, visit the following links to know more about the Argentinean 
National Parks located in Patagonia.

Nahuel Huapi National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Los Arrayanes National Park
Los Alerces National Park
Lanin National Park
Lago Puelo National Park
Perito Moreno National Park




CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

For logistical reasons the registration for this conference is limited to 
300 delegates, so early booking is advisable. Please, remember the Early 
Registration Deadline is June 16 2013. The extended registration deadline is 
July 15 2013. Note that abstract submission (deadline June 16 2013) will 
require confirmed registration to the conference. Because of technical issues 
with 

the conference registration software, we have extended the deadline for 
early registration, abstract submissions, and grants & awards to June 16th.The 
idiom of the conference (posters, presentations, printed materials) will be 
English. Abstracts will be available in both English and Spanish. 
Simultaneous translation of oral presentations to Spanish WILL NOT be 
offered.We will 

accept payment by credit card or bank transfer through Paypal. Those needing 
to pay by check will be able to download an invoice and mail it with your 
check to the conference planner. If you need to pay by other methods or have 
registration questions, please contact the local committee chairs 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com to discuss your options.If you need assistance 
troubleshooting the registration process, please contact Miguel Saggese at 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Registration fees (in US Dollars)    

Category     Before June 16 2013    June 17 -July 15 2013    

 RRF Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 WWGBP Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 NRN Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 Student Member2    $180.00    $210.00    
 Non-Member3     $280.00    $310.00    
 Student Non-Member2    $210.00    $240.00    

1 Membership in any of the participating organizations (RRF, NRN,WWGBP) at 
registration.
2 Needs to add certificate from University or College to demonstrate its 
active status as student at registration
3 For those that are not member of RRF, NRN and/or WWGBPConference 
Registration Includes:
admittance to 4 days of scientific paper sessions
Monday night icebreaker social
Tuesday and Wednesday evening poster sessions
name tag and abstract  and conference program book.
       
Online Registration

Please register one individual person at a time. A $30 discount will be 
calculated for scientific session registrations completed before May 31st. 
Items can be removed from your shopping cart by pressing the red button at the 
top right of the cart item. We accept all major credit cards and also provide 
the option to pay by check. An invoice is provided during the final 
registration process for those who need an invoice to request payment by their 
agency. If you have questions about your registration or the registration 
process please contact the registration coordinator, Miguel Saggesse by email 
at 

barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com.EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED  Because 
of technical issues with the conference registration software, we have 
extended the deadline for early registration, abstract submissions, and grants 
& 

awards to June 16th.Opción de Pago en pesos (Argentina)

Se ha dispuesto un mecanismo de pago en pesos argentinos, exclusiva para 
depósitos y transferencias originados en Argentina, para la inscripción y 
otros servicios del congreso. Detalles aquíAssistance with the Registration 
Process

Our conference registration is being handled by the Event Espresso 
software. We received feedback from conference registrants that some computers 
can 

not use the add to cart feature on the registration page. We suggest trying 
different internet browsers or an alternate computer. The problem seems to 
stem from a setting on the computer or network that is blocking the Event 
Espresso program. We have attempted and are unable to resolve the problem with 
the software. Our conference organizers are willing to assist you with an 
alternative registration process. Please contact Miguel Saggese for assistance 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Thank you for your patience and we look 
forward to helping you register!

2013 CALL FOR PAPERS

The I Worldwide Raptor Conference (I WRC) invites submission of abstracts 
for the conference. Oral Presentations and/or Posters are welcome. In 
addition to traditional oral presentations there will be opportunity to share 
in 

depth information on specific topics during the special symposia.The call for 
Workshops and Symposia opened October-November 2012 the and Call for 
Abstracts of Oral and Poster presentations began January 2013.  Abstracts will 
be 

submitted via the Abstract Submission Page. The deadline for submission of 
abstracts is June 16th 2013.  Notification of the acceptance of your abstracts 

and assignment to a oral or poster presentation session will be made 
shortly thereafter. The joint Scientific Program Committee will try to meet 
requests for either oral or poster presentation format, but final decisions 
will 

depend on the number of contributions and scheduling constraints.Submission 
of any contribution in the congress program is contingent on payment in full 
of the conference registration fee and a commitment to attend the 
conference. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Program 
Committee.  The abstracts will be edited, and minor revisions may be made in 
style, 

grammar, wording, and spelling if needed. The authors will be contacted if 
their abstract requires extensive revision. All abstracts submitted in due time 

and with appropriate full registration fee paid will be included in the 
electronic abstract book which will be available to delegates before the 
Conference.Students wishing to be considered for the RRF James Koplin Award 
and/or 

William C Andersen Award should carefully read the submission requirements 
before applying. Each award or grant has different submission requirements 
and deadlines. For additional information please visit Raptor Research 
Foundation Grants and Awards page.

Abstract submission:

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/abstr
act-submission

LODGING & TRAVEL

The Hotel Panamericano Bariloche is located a stone’s throw away from the 
Nahuel Huapi lake and the foothills of the Andes Mountains and only a few 
miles (less than 10 minutes drive) from Bariloche International Airport and 
Bariloche Bus Station. The Hotel has ample and cozy bedrooms overlooking the 
Nahuel Huapi lake and the city and has promotional pricing for meeting 
attendees.Reservations should be made with the hotel using the form below 
 (scroll 

down) and not through the online reservation system. The hotel manager will 
respond by email and confirm your reservation. Hotel Panamericano Bariloche 
Av. San Martín 536/70 (R8400ALS) San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, 
Argentina. We recommend to all the delegates to seek lodging in the Hotel 
Panamericano Bariloche. This helps the organizers to defray costs of the 
conference, 

registration fees and also contribute to registration awards for Latin 
American students.

Looking upon the majestic Nahuel Huapi lake, this dynamic hotel is a 
five-star hotel with the largest capacity in Patagonia and the best choice to 
enjoy the breathtaking nature of the region. The Panamericano Bariloche Hotel 
welcomes its guests with warm personalized attention and has a suitable 
infrastructure to welcome both the tourist and the business person.  The hotel 
is 

in a privileged location in the center of this emblematic city of Patagonia, 
a destination that is appealing both because of the diversity of its 
programs as well as for the beauty of its landscapes, which the traveler will 
begin to enjoy just by putting their head out the room’s window.

Cost (nightly rate) for sleeping rooms: Room price: USD$120 (Regular) / 
USD$140 (Nahuel Huapi lake view) DW + 21% tax. Reservations should be made with 

the hotel using the form below and not through the online reservation 
system. The hotel manager will respond by email and confirm your reservation.


SYMPOSIA

All the symposia will be held during the main dates of the conference. If 
you want to propose a specific symposium please email the  local committee
.  Exact dates and times will be announced by September 2013. Other 
symposium 

may be added.

Raptor Conservation in agro-ecosystems
Infectious diseases and environmental pollutants
Migration and global climate change
Ecology and conservation of desert inhabiting raptors
Ecology and conservation of Neotropical raptors
Status and conservation threats of eagles and vultures worldwide
Nocturnal birds of prey


Field trips:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/field-trips 


Special events:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/special-events 



       
Conference Hosts:

Organizing Committee

Host Organization: CRUB-Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Societies meeting jointly: Neotropical Raptor Network-The Peregrine Fund; 
World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls /(WWGBP); Raptor Research 
Foundation

Local Organizing Committee

Local Committee Chairs: Dr. Miguel D. Saggese, (CVM-Western University Of 
Health Sciences, California, USA), Dr. Valeria Ojeda and Dr. Sergio A. Lambert
ucci (Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional Del Comahue – 
Inibioma/Conicet, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina).
Local Committee Members: Ana Trejo, Lorenzo Sympson, Laura Chazarreta, 
Gerardo Cerón, Gonzalo Ignazi, Facundo Barbar, Ines Croce, Pablo Alarcón, 
Fernando Ballejo.

Joint Organizing Committee

Neotropical Raptor Network/The Peregrine Fund Representatives: Dr. Marta 
Curti and Dr. Rick Watson
WWGBP Representative: Dr. Bernd Meyburg
RRF Conference Committee: Kate Davis, Dan Varland, Libby Mojica
Registration Management: Raptor Research Foundation
Scientific Committee: Drs. James Dwyer and Ana Trejo








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Subject: World-wide raptor conference, Argentina, 21-24 October 2013
From: bumeyburg AT aol.com
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:33:19 -0400 (EDT)
Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference 2013
III Neotropical Raptor Network Conference
WWGBP VII World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls

We Welcome You to Bariloche in 2013!

For the first time, a joint meeting between the Raptor Research Foundation, 
the Neotropical Raptor Network (The Peregrine Fund) and the World Working 
Group on Birds of Prey and Owls  (WWGBP) will take place in South America.  A 

perfect mixture of wild nature and cultural heritage awaits you, so mark 
your calendars now and we will ensure that you experience all the wonders the 
city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia and Argentina have to offer.

This international meeting will be held 21-24 October 2013 in the heart of 
Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche City, Rio Negro province, Argentina. 
The conference will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue – 
INIBIOMA/CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina. Pre (workshops, field trips) and post 
(field trips) conferences activities are also offered.

The conference venue is the Hotel Panamericano Bariloche, a five star hotel 
in downtown Bariloche. The local organizing committee chairs are Drs. 
Miguel D. Saggese, (College of Veterinary Medicine-Western University of Health 

Sciences, California, USA), Valeria Ojeda and Sergio A. Lambertucci 
(Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional del Comahue – INIBIOMA/CONICET, 
Bariloche, 

Rio Negro, Argentina). For more information, please contact the conference 
chairs (click on their names) or send us an email to 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com.

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED  Because of technical issues with the 
conference registration software, we have extended the deadline for early 
registration, abstract submissions, and grants & awards to June 16th.

We look forward to seeing you in Bariloche!!!


Conference Deadlines:

June 16, 2013    
Abstract submission    
Andersen Award application    
Koplin Travel Award application
Early registration deadline


Links:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bariloche_logo2.png 


For more information about the conference please visit our website at 
http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference or send 
an 

email to barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. The next announcement, including 
confirmed keynote speakers and more details about the conference program, 
will be on June 15th.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

note: schedule subject to change.Friday 18 October

Field tripsSaturday 19 October

Field tripsSunday 20 October

Workshops
Field trips
Board meeting all day
Vendors Set up
Registration set upMonday 21 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Keynote address
Scientific Paper sessions all day
Evening ice breaker.Tuesday 22 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
Evening poster session with open bar and snacks*Wednesday 23 October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
RRF business meeting (all RRF members and non-members are welcome)
Evening poster session with open bar and snacks*
Dinner event (additional fee applies), location to be determinedThursday 24 
October

Local field trips (0600-0800)
Scientific paper sessions all day
Dinner banquet (additional fee applies) Friday 25 October

Field trips Saturday 26 October

Field trips Sunday 27 October

Field trips NOTE: 
poster sessions were scheduled for 2 different days, but this depends on 
the amount of posters submitted.



WORKSHOPS

Workshops are scheduled for Sunday, October 20th. Pre-conference activities 
are optional; they are not included in the conference registration fee. 
Workshops will cost USD $10 each and will be scheduled to allow you to take one 

in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Workshops will provide 
hands-on training to students, early career researchers, and others interested 
in 

learning more about raptor research techniques. The workshops will be 
sponsored in part by RRF through the Early Career Raptor Researcher Committee 
and 

by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue.

Workshops are scheduled for Sunday, October 20th. Pre-conference activities 
are optional; they are not included in the conference registration fee. 
Workshops will cost USD $10 each and will be scheduled to allow you to take one 

in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Workshops will provide 
hands-on training to students, early career researchers, and others interested 
in 

learning more about raptor research techniques. The workshops will be 
sponsored in part by RRF through the Early Career Raptor Researcher Committee 
and 

by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue.

Workshops offered will include those listed below. More workshops will be 
added with topics posted on the conference website shortly before workshop 
registration opens on June 30th..

a. Safely Accessing Raptor Nests – Instructor to be determined
Time: 13:00-16:00

b. Techniques for Marking and Handling – Instructor to be determined
Time: 09:00-12:00

c. Biomedical Sampling Techniques –¬ Instructor: Dr. Oliver Krone
Time: 09:00-12:00

d. Raptor Rehabilitation – Instructor: Dr. Michael Jones
Time: 13:00-16:00

e. Raptor Trapping Techniques – Instructor: Dr. Pete Bloom
Time: 13:00-16:00

f. Harnessing Raptors with Transmitters — Instructor: Mr. Brian Millsap
Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Please, if you are interested in proposing a workshop not already planned 
for Sunday, October 20, let us know what you have in mind by June 15, 2013 by 
contacting us at barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Thanks!


Conference Location

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the 
province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on 
the 

southern shores of Nahuel Huapi lake and is surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi 
National Park.  After an extensive public works and architectural buildup the 
city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with ski, 
trekking and mountaineering facilities apart from numerous restaurants, cafés 
and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according 
to the 2010 census.

Bariloche has a cool Mediterranean climate with dry, windy summers and 
rainy winters, which grades to an alpine sub polar oceanic climate at higher 
altitudes. Generally speaking, the summer season (mid-December to early March) 
is characterized by long stretches of windy, sunny weather, with pleasant 
afternoons of 18 to 26 °C (64 to 79 °F) and cold nights of 2 to 9 °C (36 to 
48 

°F). Autumn brings colder temperatures in March, then stormier weather in 
April and May. By mid-May the first snows fall, and winter lasts until early 
September, bringing stormy weather with mixed precipitation (snow, rain, 
sleet), occasional snowstorms and highs between 0 and 12 °C (32 and 54 °F), 
lows between -12 and 4 °C (10 and 39 °F). Spring is very windy and variable; 
temperatures may reach 25 °C (77 °F) in October and then plummet to -6 °C 
(21 

°F) following a late-season snowfall. On average, there are a handful of 
snowy days between 5 and 15 centimeters (2 and 6 in) every year, and many more 
days with mixed precipitation.

Austral Parakeet, Enicognathus ferrugineus


Bariloche is the starting point for visiting Western Patagonian National 
Parks. Please, visit the following links to know more about the Argentinean 
National Parks located in Patagonia.

Nahuel Huapi National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Los Arrayanes National Park
Los Alerces National Park
Lanin National Park
Lago Puelo National Park
Perito Moreno National Park




CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

For logistical reasons the registration for this conference is limited to 
300 delegates, so early booking is advisable. Please, remember the Early 
Registration Deadline is June 16 2013. The extended registration deadline is 
July 15 2013. Note that abstract submission (deadline June 16 2013) will 
require confirmed registration to the conference. Because of technical issues 
with 

the conference registration software, we have extended the deadline for 
early registration, abstract submissions, and grants & awards to June 16th.The 
idiom of the conference (posters, presentations, printed materials) will be 
English. Abstracts will be available in both English and Spanish. 
Simultaneous translation of oral presentations to Spanish WILL NOT be 
offered.We will 

accept payment by credit card or bank transfer through Paypal. Those needing 
to pay by check will be able to download an invoice and mail it with your 
check to the conference planner. If you need to pay by other methods or have 
registration questions, please contact the local committee chairs 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com to discuss your options.If you need assistance 
troubleshooting the registration process, please contact Miguel Saggese at 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Registration fees (in US Dollars)    

Category     Before June 16 2013    June 17 -July 15 2013    

 RRF Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 WWGBP Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 NRN Member1    $ 250.00    $ 280.00    
 Student Member2    $180.00    $210.00    
 Non-Member3     $280.00    $310.00    
 Student Non-Member2    $210.00    $240.00    

1 Membership in any of the participating organizations (RRF, NRN,WWGBP) at 
registration.
2 Needs to add certificate from University or College to demonstrate its 
active status as student at registration
3 For those that are not member of RRF, NRN and/or WWGBPConference 
Registration Includes:
admittance to 4 days of scientific paper sessions
Monday night icebreaker social
Tuesday and Wednesday evening poster sessions
name tag and abstract  and conference program book.
       
Online Registration

Please register one individual person at a time. A $30 discount will be 
calculated for scientific session registrations completed before May 31st. 
Items can be removed from your shopping cart by pressing the red button at the 
top right of the cart item. We accept all major credit cards and also provide 
the option to pay by check. An invoice is provided during the final 
registration process for those who need an invoice to request payment by their 
agency. If you have questions about your registration or the registration 
process please contact the registration coordinator, Miguel Saggesse by email 
at 

barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com.EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED  Because 
of technical issues with the conference registration software, we have 
extended the deadline for early registration, abstract submissions, and grants 
& 

awards to June 16th.Opción de Pago en pesos (Argentina)

Se ha dispuesto un mecanismo de pago en pesos argentinos, exclusiva para 
depósitos y transferencias originados en Argentina, para la inscripción y 
otros servicios del congreso. Detalles aquíAssistance with the Registration 
Process

Our conference registration is being handled by the Event Espresso 
software. We received feedback from conference registrants that some computers 
can 

not use the add to cart feature on the registration page. We suggest trying 
different internet browsers or an alternate computer. The problem seems to 
stem from a setting on the computer or network that is blocking the Event 
Espresso program. We have attempted and are unable to resolve the problem with 
the software. Our conference organizers are willing to assist you with an 
alternative registration process. Please contact Miguel Saggese for assistance 
barilocheraptors2013 AT gmail.com. Thank you for your patience and we look 
forward to helping you register!

2013 CALL FOR PAPERS

The I Worldwide Raptor Conference (I WRC) invites submission of abstracts 
for the conference. Oral Presentations and/or Posters are welcome. In 
addition to traditional oral presentations there will be opportunity to share 
in 

depth information on specific topics during the special symposia.The call for 
Workshops and Symposia opened October-November 2012 the and Call for 
Abstracts of Oral and Poster presentations began January 2013.  Abstracts will 
be 

submitted via the Abstract Submission Page. The deadline for submission of 
abstracts is June 16th 2013.  Notification of the acceptance of your abstracts 

and assignment to a oral or poster presentation session will be made 
shortly thereafter. The joint Scientific Program Committee will try to meet 
requests for either oral or poster presentation format, but final decisions 
will 

depend on the number of contributions and scheduling constraints.Submission 
of any contribution in the congress program is contingent on payment in full 
of the conference registration fee and a commitment to attend the 
conference. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Program 
Committee.  The abstracts will be edited, and minor revisions may be made in 
style, 

grammar, wording, and spelling if needed. The authors will be contacted if 
their abstract requires extensive revision. All abstracts submitted in due time 

and with appropriate full registration fee paid will be included in the 
electronic abstract book which will be available to delegates before the 
Conference.Students wishing to be considered for the RRF James Koplin Award 
and/or 

William C Andersen Award should carefully read the submission requirements 
before applying. Each award or grant has different submission requirements 
and deadlines. For additional information please visit Raptor Research 
Foundation Grants and Awards page.

Abstract submission:

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/abstr
act-submission

LODGING & TRAVEL

The Hotel Panamericano Bariloche is located a stone’s throw away from the 
Nahuel Huapi lake and the foothills of the Andes Mountains and only a few 
miles (less than 10 minutes drive) from Bariloche International Airport and 
Bariloche Bus Station. The Hotel has ample and cozy bedrooms overlooking the 
Nahuel Huapi lake and the city and has promotional pricing for meeting 
attendees.Reservations should be made with the hotel using the form below 
 (scroll 

down) and not through the online reservation system. The hotel manager will 
respond by email and confirm your reservation. Hotel Panamericano Bariloche 
Av. San Martín 536/70 (R8400ALS) San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, 
Argentina. We recommend to all the delegates to seek lodging in the Hotel 
Panamericano Bariloche. This helps the organizers to defray costs of the 
conference, 

registration fees and also contribute to registration awards for Latin 
American students.

Looking upon the majestic Nahuel Huapi lake, this dynamic hotel is a 
five-star hotel with the largest capacity in Patagonia and the best choice to 
enjoy the breathtaking nature of the region. The Panamericano Bariloche Hotel 
welcomes its guests with warm personalized attention and has a suitable 
infrastructure to welcome both the tourist and the business person.  The hotel 
is 

in a privileged location in the center of this emblematic city of Patagonia, 
a destination that is appealing both because of the diversity of its 
programs as well as for the beauty of its landscapes, which the traveler will 
begin to enjoy just by putting their head out the room’s window.

Cost (nightly rate) for sleeping rooms: Room price: USD$120 (Regular) / 
USD$140 (Nahuel Huapi lake view) DW + 21% tax. Reservations should be made with 

the hotel using the form below and not through the online reservation 
system. The hotel manager will respond by email and confirm your reservation.


SYMPOSIA

All the symposia will be held during the main dates of the conference. If 
you want to propose a specific symposium please email the  local committee
.  Exact dates and times will be announced by September 2013. Other 
symposium 

may be added.

Raptor Conservation in agro-ecosystems
Infectious diseases and environmental pollutants
Migration and global climate change
Ecology and conservation of desert inhabiting raptors
Ecology and conservation of Neotropical raptors
Status and conservation threats of eagles and vultures worldwide
Nocturnal birds of prey


Field trips:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/field-trips 


Special events:



http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/special-events 



       
Conference Hosts:

Organizing Committee

Host Organization: CRUB-Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Societies meeting jointly: Neotropical Raptor Network-The Peregrine Fund; 
World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls /(WWGBP); Raptor Research 
Foundation

Local Organizing Committee

Local Committee Chairs: Dr. Miguel D. Saggese, (CVM-Western University Of 
Health Sciences, California, USA), Dr. Valeria Ojeda and Dr. Sergio A. Lambert
ucci (Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional Del Comahue – 
Inibioma/Conicet, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina).
Local Committee Members: Ana Trejo, Lorenzo Sympson, Laura Chazarreta, 
Gerardo Cerón, Gonzalo Ignazi, Facundo Barbar, Ines Croce, Pablo Alarcón, 
Fernando Ballejo.

Joint Organizing Committee

Neotropical Raptor Network/The Peregrine Fund Representatives: Dr. Marta 
Curti and Dr. Rick Watson
WWGBP Representative: Dr. Bernd Meyburg
RRF Conference Committee: Kate Davis, Dan Varland, Libby Mojica
Registration Management: Raptor Research Foundation
Scientific Committee: Drs. James Dwyer and Ana Trejo








E-Mail discussion Groups of WWGBP



WWGBP  is running several Yahoo Discussion Groups of which you are hereby 
cordially invited to become a member, whereby you will regularly receive by 
e-mail news items of interest, conference announcements, members' requests 
for information, etc. in the shortest possible time.

 

RAPTOR CONSERVATION is an e-mail discussion group (mailing list) for 
anybody seriously interested in the the study and conservation of diurnal and 
nocturnal birds of prey  (Falconiformes and Strigiformes) world-wide. 

This group had 1,273 members on 9 October 2010.


If you wish to subscribe to this forum, all you need to do is to send an 
e-mail without text to:

Raptor-Conservation-subscribe AT yahoogroups.com 

As a member of this group, you can send messages to the entire group using 
just one email address:

Raptor-Conservation AT yahoogroups.com 

Yahoo! Groups also makes it easy to store photos and files, coordinate 
events, and more.

Messages are welcome preferably in ENGLISH, but also in FRENCH, SPANISH  
and GERMAN. 

If you do not wish to belong to this group, you may unsubscribe by sending 
an email to Raptor-Conservation-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com   

In order to access the message and file archives of any Yahoogroup you 
should get a YahooID and a Yahoo password. These you can easily apply for at 
the 

http://www.yahoo.com  website.

Once you have your ID and password you should visit the

http://groups.yahoo.com  website and link your e-mail to your ID, by 
clicking the "link e-mail" link.

Then you will be able to log in at the Yahoogroups website with your new ID 
and password, and directly you will see all groups you have become member 
of as a link on your left hand side of the webpage.

From here you can read all message archives of the groups you have become 
member of. 

To learn more about this group, please visit:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Raptor-Conservation 

Click at  files for files stored in the website of the group.

We hope that you will find this new facility useful.

Please forward this information to any other person you think may be 
interested in Raptor-Conservation.

 

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List owner:     Raptor-Conservation-owner AT yahoogroups.com 

 

GREIFVOEGEL is the German speaking e-mail discussion group (mailing list or 
forum) of WWGBP for any person interested in diurnal and nocturnal birds of 
prey. Contributions are welcome in  GERMAN and ENGLISH. 

This group had 300 members on 9 October  2010.

 
For more information: www.egroups.com/group/Greifvoegel 

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SPOTTED EAGLES is an e-mail discussion group (mailing list or forum) for 
any person interested in the Lesser and Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina 
& A. clanga). Contributions are welcome in ENGLISH and GERMAN. 

This group had 247 members on  9 October 2010.

 
For more information: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spotted-Eagles  

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VULTURE CONSERVATION  has been created for anybody interested in the New 
and Old World Vultures. The population crash in Asia makes discussion and 
rapid dissimination of information on these birds more important than ever. 

This group had 420 members on 9 October 2010.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vulture-Conservation 

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SATELLITE TELEMETRY.   The movements of birds have been investigated for 
the past 100 years mainly by ringing. In recent times satellite telemetry has 
provided us with a new device which makes possible the permanent and 
worldwide automatic location of birds over an extended period of time. 

In view of the rapid development of this technique, a Yahoo Group for ‘
Satellite Telemetry in Ornithology’ has been created for discussion and to 
help 

disseminate information on this technique and its results among researchers 
and other interested individuals to overcome the problem of the long 
time-lapse involved in the publication of articles in scientific journals. 

This group had 463 members on  9 October 2010.

For more information: http://www.egroups.com/group/SatTelOrn  

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In all Discussion Groups members are given options as to delivery of 
messages. After signing in, the words “Edit my Membership” are shown on the 
upper 

right-hand side of the window. Click on this and a new window will appear 
which includes four different options.

Options as to delivery of messages:

Individual emails: Send individual email messages.

Daily digest: Send many emails in one message. 

Special notice: Only send me important update emails from the group 
moderator.

No email: Don`t send me email, I`ll read the messages at the Web site.

 
Subject: Parrots appear to name their young
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:55:04 -0800 (PST)
Parrots appear to name their young


A National Geographic team studying green-rumped parrotlets in Venezuela found 
some very rare behavior: the parents seem to name their fledglings. 



Full story at 
http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/pets/off-the-leash-blog-post?post=25f4b8ee-92e5-4874-a225-2a97d854db3e 
Subject: The cost of conservation: US$80 billion a year needed to save nature
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:44:56 -0700 (PDT)
The cost of conservation: US$80 billion a year needed to save nature
Thu, Oct 11, 2012

World governments have committed to halting extinctions and safeguarding 
important sites for nature by 2020. However, until now, the financial costs of 
meeting these targets have been largely unknown. A new study provides hard 
figures estimating the investments needed to reduce the extinction risk for all 
known threatened species at US$4 billion annually, with a further US$76 billion 
needed each year to protect and effectively manage terrestrial sites of global 
conservation significance. This shows that a substantial increase in investment 
in conservation is urgently required, but the total needed is trivial in 
comparison to the economic benefits that nature provides. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/10/new-study-costs-of-conservation 
Subject: Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 17:06:21 -0700 (PDT)
Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research

Mon, Oct 8, 2012
The rate of bird extinctions is accelerating at an alarming rate according to a 
new paper by BirdLife International and Charles Darwin University. 


Global Patterns and Drivers of Avian Extinctions at the Species and Subspecies 
Level, published in PLoS One, reveals 279 bird species and subspecies from 
across the globe have become extinct in the last 500 years. The study shows 
that species extinctions peaked in the early 20th century, then fell until the 
mid-20th century, and have subsequently accelerated. 


“Until this study it had been hoped the rate of extinction was slowing”, 
said lead author Dr Judit Szabo of Charles Darwin University. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/10/global-bird-extinctions-are-increasing-warns-new-research/  

______________________________________________ 

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Children." ~Native American proverb 




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Subject: Celebrating vultures
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:31:45 -0700 (PDT)
BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and 
research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day, with 
events and awareness raising taking place.This comes against a backdrop of 
problems facing vultures in Africa and Asia. 


Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats 
in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure 
and some species are facing extinction. 


International Vulture Awareness Day, which took place on 1st September provides 
a way to remind people of their plight and their importance. 



Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/09/celebrating-vultures
Subject: Fw: Just published
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:22:49 -0700 (PDT)
Thought this might interest some of you....


Jeremy

 
______________________________________________ 
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From: "BUMeyburg AT aol.com" 
To:  
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:54 PM
Subject: Just published
 

Just published:


Bernd-Ulrich Meyburg, Christiane Meyburg and Patrick Paillat (2012):

Steppe Eagle migration strategies – revealed by satellite telemetry

British Birds 105 • September 2012 • 506–519

PDF file attached.



Abstract 


Sixteen Steppe Eagles Aquila nipalensis were fitted with satellite
transmitters during migration or on their wintering grounds (15 in Saudi 
Arabia, 

one in South Africa). From these 16 birds, a total of 3,734 location 
co-ordinates 

were received. Adult and immature Steppe Eagle migration strategies were
markedly different in terms of timing (adults returned to breeding territories 
in 

southern Russia and Kazakhstan in late March and early April, whereas immatures
arrived in mid May) but not in terms of route and wintering area. Immatures
remained on the wintering grounds for substantially longer than adults, 
typically 

for about six months. An adult took almost eight weeks to cover 9,543 km from
Botswana to Kazakhstan, averaging 177 km daily. The longest mean daily flight
distance among all tracked individuals was approximately 355 km. In 1998, an 
adult 

male was recorded through a complete annual cycle; it spent 31.5% of the period
in the wintering area in Ethiopia and Sudan, 41.9% in the breeding area in
Kazakhstan, and 26.6% on migration.
Subject: e -petition calls to save the last Houbara Bustards in Tunisia
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:55:01 -0800 (PST)
e-petition calls to save the last Houbara Bustards in Tunisia 


AAO-BirdLife in Tunisia have started an e-petition to mobilise international 
support for new poaching threats to the remaining Houbara Bustard populations 
of Tunisia. 



http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/01/e-petition-calls-to-save-the-last-houbara-bustards-in-tunisia/ 


Go to the petition: 
http://www.petitions24.net/il_faut_sauver_les_dernieres_outardes_houbara_en_tunisie 
 
Subject: latest from BirdLife
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:05:05 -0800 (PST)
Apologies for not posting much lately, between work and my recent enrollment in 
an MBA program (Sustainable Business with a focus on Green Development), I 
don't have much time for anything else these days!  Anyway, here are a couple 
of news items I thought might be of interest... 


Jeremy

Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji
Goats and rats have been removed from two Fijian islands in a joint 
operation conducted by BirdLife International’s Fiji Programme and the 
National Trust of Fiji aimed at protecting unique wildlife on Monuriki 
and Kadomo. “This is a massive achievement which will provide benefits 
for the iguanas, birds, plants and people of these islands”, said 
Sialesi Rasalato from BirdLife International.

http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/12/invasive-species-cast-away-in-fiji/

Get Angry – Fight Extinction!
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, world-leading entertainment media company and 
creator of the unprecedented global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, has 
launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in 
support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/12/get-angry-fight-extinction/
Subject: Re: (no subject)
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:54:26 -0700 (PDT)
My apologies, my email address was apparently hacked. I have changed my 
password, and hopefully this won't happen again.... 



Jeremy
Subject: (unknown)
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:36:12 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Jeremy Taylor has shared: Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site
From: "Jeremy Taylor" <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 02:43:20 +0000
Jeremy Taylor wanted to share this with you:

Thought this might be of interest....


Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site
http://shar.es/HEftB
Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site - latimes.com 
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Subject: House Bill is Worst Government Assault on Birds and Wildlife in a Generation, Says Bird Conservation Group
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:35:45 -0700 (PDT)
House Bill is Worst Government Assault on Birds and Wildlife in a Generation, 
Says Bird Conservation Group 


MEDIA RELEASE
Contact: Robert Johns, 202-234-7181 ext.210


(Washington, D.C., July 25, 2011) The U.S. House of Representatives will begin 
debate this week on, H.R. 2584, an environmental spending bill that is one of 
the worst assaults on birds and other wildlife ever to come before Congress, 
according to American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird 
conservation organization. 


“The bill is loaded with devastating funding cuts and anti-environmental 
provisions that will wreak havoc on our land, water, air, and wildlife,” says 
Darin Schroeder, Vice President of Conservation Advocacy for ABC. “Birds will 
be particularly hard hit by this bill.” 



Full story at: http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/110725.html


Take action at 
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5400/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7478 
Subject: Service Announces $650,000 in Funding to 10 Cities for Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:05:46 -0700 (PDT)
Service Announces $650,000 in Funding to 10 Cities for Urban Conservation 
Treaty for Migratory Birds 


Washington D.C. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that 10 
U.S. cities will receive $650,000 in funding as part of the Urban Conservation 
Treaty for Migratory Birds (Urban Bird Treaty) grant program. 


 The Urban Bird Treaty program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service), brings together private citizens, as well as federal, state, 
and municipal agencies and non-governmental organizations to conserve migratory 
birds through education programs, participation in citizen science, 
conservation and habitat improvement strategies, and reducing hazards to birds 
in urban/suburban areas. 


 "For the vast majority of people, birds represent their most frequent contact 
with wildlife. Birds are a valuable resource, contributing aesthetically, 
culturally, scientifically, and economically to America's citizens. By taking 
steps to conserve birds and their habitat, we can also make our communities 
better places to live," said Service Director Dan Ashe. “This program not 
only promotes actions that connect people and nature, but it also increases 
awareness and encourages youth to get involved in learning about birds and the 
role they play in our environment and urban settings.” 


 The cities of Phoenix, Arizona; Kennedale, Texas; Minneapolis/St. Paul, 
Minnesota; Indianapolis, Indiana; Opelika, Alabama; Hartford, Connecticut; 
Ogden, Utah; Lewistown, Montana; San Francisco, California; and Washington D.C. 
have been named new Urban Bird Treaty Cities. These cities each will receive a 
challenge grant of up to a $70,000 from the Service. In addition, each existing 
Urban Bird Treaty city (Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Portland, Oregon; 
St. Louis, Missouri; Nashville Tennessee; Anchorage, Alaska; Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania; and New York, New York) will receive a grant of $10,000.00. 


 The Urban Bird Treaty cities and their partners develop and implement bird 
conservation projects and provide matching dollars and in-kind support. The 
Service provides the challenge grants and technical assistance. The cities and 
their partners also work to increase awareness of the value of migratory birds 
and their habitats, especially for their intrinsic, ecological, recreational, 
and economic significance. The wide variety of native birds thriving in urban 
areas underscores the importance of these urban/suburban habitats to the 
survival of many bird populations. 


Full release at http://onlinepressroom.net/fws/


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Subject: $4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:13:37 -0700 (PDT)
$4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced more than $4.3 million in 
grants for 34 projects that will support neotropical migratory bird 
conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere. 


Matched by more than $15.1 million in additional funds from partners, the 
projects will support habitat restoration, environmental education, population 
monitoring, and other priority activities within the ranges of neotropical 
migratory birds in the United States, Canada, Mexico and 13 Latin American and 
Caribbean countries. “These grants bring together partners to achieve 
conservation on a far greater scale than would otherwise be possible” said 
Acting Service Director Rowan Gould. 


Full story at 
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Subject: Big birds lose out in a crowded world
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:56:01 -0700 (PDT)
Big birds lose out in a crowded world

 07-06-2011

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction 
according to the 2011 IUCN Red List for birds, just released by BirdLife 
International. 


Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps has been uplisted to Critically 
Endangered, the highest level of threat. Hunting, disturbance, habitat loss and 
fragmentation have all conspired to reduce this magnificent species to perhaps 
as few as 250 individuals. 


Standing a metre in height and weighing in at nearly 15 kg, Great Indian 
Bustard was once widespread across the grasslands of India and Pakistan but is 
now restricted to small and isolated fragments of remaining habitat. 


“In an ever more crowded world, species that need lots of space, such as the 
Great Indian Bustard, are losing out. However, we are the ones who lose in the 
long run, as the services that nature provides us start to disappear”, said 
Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife’s Director of Science and Policy. 


This year’s update brings the total number of threatened bird species to 
1,253, an alarming 12% of the world total. 


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Subject: BirdLife launches new website section for World Enviornment Day
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 15:21:25 -0700 (PDT)
BirdLife launches new website section for World Enviornment Day

Sun, Jun 5, 2011

Sunday 5 June — is World Environment Day, one of the world’s biggest 
awareness-raising occasions of its kind. 


To celebrate World Environment Day, BirdLife has launched a new section on its 
website focusing on people, showcasing the work of the BirdLife Partnership in 
bringing communities together to safeguard birds and biodiversity, whilst 
ensuring a sustainable and equitable future for people. 


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Subject: Bird-safe building guidelines
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 19:31:29 -0700 (PDT)
Thought this might be of interest to some of you....


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Subject: International Year of Forests, 2011
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:33:24 -0800 (PST)
A couple of links about International Year of Forests, thought it might be of 
interest.... 


Save forests. Save ourselves | BirdLife Community
It's now official - 2011 is the UN International year of the forests. BirdLife 
welcomes the spotlight this year falling on the lungs of our planet and home to 
the majority of the World's biodiversity, said Dr Marco Lambertini, BirdLife 
International's Chief Executive. 

http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/01/save-forests-save-ourselves/


International Year of Forests, 2011
Welcome to the International Year of Forests, 2011 (Forests 2011) Web site, a 
global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the 
world’s forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the 
International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, 
conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. 


Here, you will find information regarding events being organised throughout the 
International Year as well as interactive web tools and resources to promote 
dialogue on forests. Tell us how you plan to celebrate “forests for people” 
during 2011, so that we may showcase your stories and initiatives through this 
website. 

http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/

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Subject: News from BirdLife
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:04:13 -0800 (PST)
Sorry I have not been posting much lately to the groups- life has been getting 
in the way!! Anyway, here are some news items of interest from BirdLife.... 


Jeremy

Help stop illegal hunting in Malta
Illegal hunting is a widespread and serious problem in Malta, with poachers 
specifically targeting protected birds including raptors (birds of prey) and 
Herons as well as rarer visitors to the islands. 


This persecution reaches its peak during migration periods, when large numbers 
of raptors, herons and other protected species are killed by poachers. 

http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/01/help-stop-illegal-hunting-in-malta/

Search Continues for Pohnpei’s Rarest Bird
Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) Terrestrial Programme staff, in 
collaboration with BirdLife International staff Dr Mark O’Brien, recently 
returned from a seven-day expedition to the high ridges of the island surveying 
Nahnalaud, Nihpit, and Kupwuriso forest in search of the Critically Endangered 
Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni. Pohnpei is the largest island in the 
Federated States of Micronesia. 


http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/01/search-continues-for-pohnpei%E2%80%99s-rarest-bird/ 


Study outlines steps to protect declining North American landbird populations
A recent study carried out by scientists from Canada, Mexico and the United 
States, including several BirdLife Partners found that of the 882 native 
landbirds shared across borders, 17% (148 species) need immediate conservation 
action. 


The report, Saving Our Shared Birds, an initiative of Partners in Flight, 
assessed the status of all 882 shared landbirds, and used their findings to 
rank the vulnerability of each species. 


http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/01/study-outlines-steps-to-protect-declining-north-american-landbird-populations/ 


Government of Cambodia declares new Sarus Crane reserve
Kampong Trach Important Bird Area (IBA) has finally been designated as 
Cambodia’s second Sarus Crane reserve. On 6 January 2011, Prime Minister Hun 
Sen signed a sub decree to establish the Anlung Pring Management and 
Conservation Area for Sarus Crane and Other Birds located in Kampong Trach 
District, Kampot Province. This signing represented the culmination of 
consultative and bureaucratic process that began in 2006. 


http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/01/government-of-cambodia-declares-new-sarus-crane-reserve/ 


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Subject: Kokako discovery in New Zealand
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:47:35 -0800 (PST)
Kokako discovery in New Zealand

Wed, Nov 24, 2010

Threatened North Island Kokako have been discovered nesting in Auckland’s 
Waitakere Ranges for the first time in 80 years. 


The discovery on Tuesday of a nest is a triumph for the Ark in the Park open 
sanctuary, which is a project by Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand), the 
Auckland Council and West Auckland iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki. 


“It’s fantastic news. When the Ark was started in 2003, this event would 
only have been in our wildest dreams,” said Forest & Bird North Island 
Conservation Manager Mark Bellingham. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/11/kokako-discovery-in-new-zealand/ 
Subject: Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:06:07 -0800 (PST)
Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status

Mon, Nov 15, 2010

The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to 
downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found 
the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli was illegal. 


Serah Munguti, the Advocacy manager of Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner), 
immediately welcomed the decision. “Nature Kenya firmly believes that the 
future of Kenya’s wildlife lies with citizens and the local populations who 
share land with wildlife”. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/11/kenyan-important-bird-area-keeps-national-park-status/ 
Subject: Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 15:53:15 -0800 (PST)
Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes

Thu, Nov 11, 2010

One of the world’s most elusive owls has been found – and photographed – 
in the forest around Mbeliling on Flores in Indonesia, where BirdLife Denmark 
is involved with a Danida-funded nature conservation project in collaboration 
with the local communities and the Indonesian BirdLife Partner, Burung 
Indonesia. The finding of the endemic Flores Scops-owl Scops alfredi is an 
important result for the project. 


Until now, Flores Scops-owl has only been known from forests further inland on 
the island, where the species is very rare. Just a few people have ever seen or 
even heard the small, red owl, which seems to prefer near-inaccessible forests 
on steep hillsides. 


Full story at 
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Subject: State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the West’
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 13:23:31 -0800 (PST)
State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the 
West’ 


Mon, Nov 8, 2010

The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the 
last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still 
declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving 
mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. 
Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable. 


These are the key findings of the ‘State of the World’s Waterbirds 2010′ 
report recently launched by Wetlands International. The new publication 
analyses the changes in the status of waterbird populations between 1976 and 
2005 using the data collected for the four editions of Waterbird Population 
Estimates published since 1994. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/11/state-of-the-world%E2%80%99s-waterbirds-in-trouble-in-asia-recovering-in-%E2%80%98the-west%E2%80%99/ 
Subject: Important Bird Areas of the World – Poster
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 08:28:25 -0700 (PDT)
Important Bird Areas of the World – Poster

Sun, Oct 24, 2010

Poster showing the location and protection status of the world’s 10,000 
Important Bird Areas (IBAs). 


To download your copy please click here. 
http://www.birdlife.org/downloads/nagoya/iba-poster.zip 



http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/10/important-bird-areas-of-the-world-poster/ 
Subject: Audubon scientists find Gulf birds and oil too close for comfort
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:39:36 -0700 (PDT)
Audubon scientists find Gulf birds and oil too close for comfort

Thu, Oct 14, 2010

Residual oil and chemicals from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster pose 
substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of 
the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys. 
Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the USA) science teams found plentiful birds that 
appeared both resilient and loyal to their normal habitats as the tragedy’s 
six-month anniversary approached. But Audubon warns that the future of birds 
and the ecosystems they represent remains uncertain because oil and other 
threats are still too close for comfort. 


“People shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the danger to birds and the 
environment is over just because the oil stopped flowing”, said Audubon 
President & CEO David Yarnold. “It’s going to take years of monitoring just 
to understand and start dealing with the long-term impacts of the oil—and 
they’re just part of a much bigger threat.” 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/10/audubon-scientists-find-gulf-birds-and-oil-too-close-for-comfort/ 
Subject: IMPORTANT SURVEY ON ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:31:28 -0700 (PDT)
Passing this along at the request of Dr. Hayes

IMPORTANT SURVEY ON ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
Your help is needed! The Loma Linda University Center for Biodiversity and 
Conservation Studies is conducting a groundbreaking survey on attitudes toward 
the environment and conservation, particularly of those who love plants and 
animals. The results from this study, to be published in a professional 
journal, will contribute to our understanding of the role of plants and animals 
in society. Participants are urgently needed to complete the survey, which 
should take about 5-10 minutes of your time. Please click on the following 
link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R9PFYRN 


William K. Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California, USA
whayes AT llu.edu
Subject: EU funds help BirdLife Partners to protect our nature
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:13:40 -0700 (PDT)
EU funds help BirdLife Partners to protect our nature

Tue, Oct 12, 2010

As recently announced, six BirdLife Partners received funding for their LIFE+ 
Nature & Biodiversity projects to be implemented in the coming years. Of the 
194 proposals received, the European Commission selected the 84 most relevant 
Nature and Biodiversity ones, contributing to the implementation of the Birds 
and Habitats Directives, to the Natura 2000 network and ultimately to stop 
biodiversity loss in Europe. 


“LIFE Nature & Biodiversity funding has made a great difference for many of 
the threatened birds and biodiversity in Europe”, commented Boris Barov, 
European Conservation Manager at BirdLife International. “As usual BirdLife 
Partners have shown a remarkable success rate in their applications to this 
exciting programme and what is even more important is that many of our projects 
end up in the hall of fame of ‘Best projects’”. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/10/eu-funds-help-birdlife-partners-to-protect-our-nature/ 
Subject: African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:55:28 -0700 (PDT)
African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Wed, Sep 29, 2010

A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register. 


The African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, a species native to Namibia and South 
Africa, has been listed as endangered. The determination comes after a thorough 
review of best available scientific information, comments from the general 
public and peer reviewers, and any new information received during the public 
comment period following publication of the proposed rule to list this species. 
This rule implements the Federal protections provided by the Act for this 
species. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/09/african-penguin-receives-u-s-endangered-species-act-protection/ 
Subject: Major population crash of Critically Endangered Taita Apalis
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:54:33 -0700 (PDT)
Major population crash of Critically Endangered Taita Apalis

Wed, Sep 29, 2010

Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis is endemic to the Taita Hills, in 
south-eastern Kenya. It is one of the rarest birds in the world, surviving in 
only five small forest fragments at altitudes of between 1,500 and 2,200 m. Its 
known global range is less than 600 ha. In 2001, the population of this species 
was estimated to only be 300-650 individuals, thereby qualifying it for the 
highest threat category, Critically Endangered. 


Field work carried out in 2009 and 2010 with support from BirdLife 
International, RSPB, CEPA and Chester Zoo strongly suggests that a major 
population crash is underway. Compared with 2009, sighting rates in April-May 
2009 had dropped by about 38%; repeated counts done in September-December 2009 
and May-July 2010 showed even larger decreases, approaching 80%. This means 
that the global population of the apalis might now be reduced to only 60-130 
individuals, almost all of which are located in a single forest, Ngangao, which 
is only about 120 ha. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/09/major-population-crash-of-critically-endangered-taita-apalis/ 
Subject: Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis counted
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 19:26:29 -0700 (PDT)
Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis counted

14-09-2010

A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni have been 
recorded in Cambodia, making the known global population much larger than 
previously thought. With so many birds remaining in the wild the chances of 
conservation success are greatly improved – welcome news for this Critically 
Endangered bird species. 


A group of conservationists came together for a coordinated survey of 37 roost 
sites across Cambodia. Participants came from BirdLife International in 
Indochina, University of East Anglia UK (UEA), the Cambodian Forestry 
Administration and General Department for Administration of Nature Conservation 
and Protection, the People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF), the 
Wildlife Conservation Society and Worldwide Fund for Nature. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/09/white-shouldered-ibis-census.html 
Subject: From government policy to personal choices, we must recognise the value of biodiversity
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:29:33 -0700 (PDT)
From government policy to personal choices, we must recognise the value of 
biodiversity 


09-09-2010

As the world’s governments prepare to meet in Nagoya, Japan, to set new 
targets for halting biodiversity loss, authors from BirdLife International are 
among a group of leading conservation scientists and practitioners calling for 
a fundamental shift in the way we view biodiversity. 


In their paper, published today in the journal Science, they argue that 
conservation of biodiversity is essential for the maintenance of vital 
ecosystem services, and ultimately for human survival. But they make clear that 
until governments, businesses and individual people begin to take the real 
value of biodiversity into account in their choices and decisions, the 
diversity of life on Earth will continue to decline. 


Despite international commitments and an increase in conservation efforts 
worldwide, the rate of biodiversity loss has not slowed down. Recent 
assessments show a continued overall decline in populations of wild species and 
in the size, connectivity and condition of habitats, with accelerating risk of 
extinctions, and a steep fall in the benefits that we can rely on biodiversity 
to provide. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/09/value-of-biodiversity.html 
Subject: Largest seabird event ever aims high
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:28:46 -0700 (PDT)
Largest seabird event ever aims high

08-09-2010

The world's foremost experts on albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds 
are meeting in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada, this week for the largest 
seabird event ever held. With seabirds becoming increasingly threatened and at 
a faster rate globally than all other species-groups of birds, delegates will 
be discussing the urgent need for conservation action, and are setting their 
sights high. 


"We hope to close the meeting with an announcement that we have formed a new 
international governing body to address and collaborate on seabird monitoring 
and conservation", said Professor John Croxall - Chairman of BirdLife's Global 
Seabird Programme. 


More than 800 participants from 40 countries, representing most of the world's 
seabird scientists, will be reviewing the impact of oil spills on marine birds; 
how pollution, fishing practices and climate change are affecting seabirds; the 
need for marine protected areas; how to reduce the impact of invasive species 
on island seabird breeding colonies; and more. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/09/largest-seabird-event-ever-aims-high.html 
Subject: Catastrophic forest fire delivers huge blow to Europe’s rarest seabird
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 14:07:09 -0700 (PDT)
Catastrophic forest fire delivers huge blow to Europe’s rarest seabird

26-08-2010

Donate at www.justgiving.com/zinos-petrel-disaster

A massive forest fire on the island of Madeira has killed several breeding 
adults and 65% of this year’s chicks of Zino’s Petrel (Endangered). 
BirdLife International and SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) have launched an urgent 
appeal (click here) for funds to carry out emergency conservation work needed 
before the winter sets in. 


Zino’s Petrel Pterodroma madeira is Europe’s rarest seabird and one of the 
rarest birds in the world, nesting only on a few mountain ledges in the rugged 
central massif of Madeira island. Once on the edge of extinction with numbers 
down to a few tens of pairs, intense conservation action over the past 20 
years, led by the Natural Park of Madeira (Parque Natural da Madeira - PNM) 
with support from SPEA, the Freira Conservation Project and Funchal Municipal 
Museum, has seen its population grow to almost 80 pairs. 


In recent weeks, forest fires have ravaged parts of Madeira, and on 13 August 
they hit the heart of the central massif. This area (which is protected as part 
of the EU’s Natura 2000 network) comprises a very important habitat and 
supports several endemic plants and animals, including the Zino’s Petrel 
breeding colony, where many nestlings were still in their burrows. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/08/Zinos-petrel-disaster.html 
Subject: Biofuel threat to Kenyan IBA continues
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:51:07 -0700 (PDT)
Biofuel threat to Kenyan IBA continues

11-08-2010

Kenya's National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has refused a licence 
for a 50,000 hectare biofuel plantation at the Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird 
Area (IBA). However, they advise the proponent to 'redesign and scale down the 
project to pilot level to prove sustainability before an EIA license can be 
issued for the entire proposed area of 50,000 hectares'. 


"This appears to indicate that the full 50,000 hectare project is still under 
consideration for conversion to biofuel plantations", remarked Paul Matiku - 
Executive Director NatureKenya (BirdLife Partner). 


Dakatcha Woodland IBA, which has no formal protection status, holds significant 
populations of Endangered Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis, and is one of only 
two known sites for Endangered Clarke's Weaver Ploceus golandi. It's a 
biodiversity hotspot and the communities around the forest depend on it for 
their livelihoods and cultural practices. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/08/Biofuel-threat-to-Kenyan-IBA-continues.html 
Subject: Conservation and the Cook Islands
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 13:21:09 -0700 (PDT)
Conservation and the Cook Islands

20-07-2010

BirdLife International has received a grant from the Critical Ecosystem 
Partnership Fund (CEPF) to produce an inventory of priority conservation sites 
for biodiversity in the Cook Islands. 


BirdLife has been working in the Pacific to identify Important Bird Area (IBAs) 
for ten years. "Important Bird Areas are islands, forests, and wetlands that 
are of critical importance for the survival of the region's native birds", said 
Don Stewart - BirdLife's Regional Director in the Pacific. "If we want to 
protect the birds, we will need to protect their habitat, those areas where 
they live". 


To determine an IBA requires extensive research to identify bird species 
diversity and abundance within a specific area. This research then results in 
an inventory of sites that are wildlife conservation priorities. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/07/cook-islands-conservation.html 
Subject: Guadeloupe gets first national IBA directory
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 13:21:44 -0700 (PDT)
Guadeloupe gets first national IBA directory

22-07-2010

AMAZONA (Association des Mateurs Amicaux des Z'Oiseaux et de la Nature aux 
Antilles) has published the Caribbean's first national language Important Bird 
Area (IBA) directory. Les Zones Importantes pour la Conservation des Oiseaux en 
Guadeloupe represents the culmination of a collaborative effort by the island's 
biologists and birders to gather all available knowledge about their birds, 
habitats and biodiversity to determine international priority sites for 
conservation. 


Guadeloupe, a dpartement d'outre-mer (DOM, overseas department) of France, is 
in the Lesser Antilles between Montserrat and Antigua and Barbuda to the north 
and Dominica to the south. Nine IBAs have been identified covering 505 km 
(including marine areas) and about 19% of Guadeloupe's land area. Most of the 
IBAs lack any formal protection. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/07/guadeloupe-ibas-directory.html 
Subject: Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 20:07:40 -0700 (PDT)
Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, Jul 6, 2010

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league 
table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going 
to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of 
non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs. 


Today 33 species of bird are facing extinction on the UK overseas territories 
and a new report shows that many of these are under threat because of the 
continued impact of introduced mammals. 


The report, published in the journal Ibis, shows that one third of the species 
facing extinction could be helped by the removal of non-native mammals from 
just seven island groups in the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Pacific. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/community/2010/07/rats-cats-pigs-and-mice-fuelling-bird-extinction-crisis/ 
Subject: Fw: Awesome Birding Safari - Dusti [1 Attachment]
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 19:12:50 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Sat, 7/3/10, Dr. Dusti Becker  wrote:

From: Dr. Dusti Becker 
Subject: Awesome Birding Safari - Dusti
To: "birdkeepers Moderator" 
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010, 4:11 PM

 
 
 
Hi Birdkeepers, 



I used to live and work in Kenya and am planning to go back in 2011. I 
am hoping to share a bird-focused adventure with other nature and bird lovers. 
I invite you on my 

conservation safari in Kenya. See the attached INVITATION for more 
information. 



I also hope you will share this information with your friends and family
 members who have ever said that a wildlife & bird watching safari in Kenya 
were tops 

on their dream to do list. 



This is not "just a safari"....we will do some avian conservation volunteering
 during the second week, gaining private access to some of the best 
coastal forest, coral reef, and turtle nesting areas in Kenya. 



Jambo Sana, 



Dusti
Dr. Dusti Becker - LIFE NET C/O Maui Forest Birds Recovery Project 2465 
Olinda Road Makawao, HI 96768 www.lifenetnature.org 


 
 
 









      
Subject: World first for vultures facing extinction
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:10:39 -0700 (PDT)
World first for vultures facing extinction

29-06-2010

Globally extinct within 10 years: that has been the worst prediction for three 
species of vulture which have disappeared from huge swathes of southern Asia. 
But the latest exciting news from a conservation partnership in India reveals 
that all three species have now successfully reared young in a captive breeding 
centre, providing some long-term hope for these three Critically Endangered 
species, especially as the ultimate aspiration will be to return birds to the 
wild. 


Reportedly, before their population crash, Asia's vulture population extended 
to tens of millions of birds, but now the combined population of all three 
species numbers is believed to be well below 60,000 individuals. And with the 
population of at least one species almost halving each year, the success of 
captive breeding may give some hope that these magnificent birds will be 
prevented from reaching oblivion. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/vulture-breeding-success.html 
Subject: Fate of weird wader on knife edge
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:09:49 -0700 (PDT)
Fate of weird wader on knife edge

29-06-2010

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus has undergone a rapid recent 
population decline and faces imminent extinction unless conservation measures 
are taken. These are the findings of a new paper published in BirdLife 
International's journal Bird Conservation International. 


Data from across the entire breeding range in the Russian far north-east 
confirm a continuing strong decline. The species appears to suffer from poor 
survival at the crucial juvenile stage and habitat loss and hunting are 
highlighted as major threats. Because of these recent declines, the species was 
uplisted to Critically Endangered by BirdLife on behalf of the IUCN in 2008. 
There are now thought to be less than a thousand individuals remaining. 


"Concerted international conservation action is essential if this species is to 
avoid extinction", said Christophe Zckler, the paper's lead author. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/spoon-billed-sandpiper-paper-BCI.html 
Subject: NatureKenya oppose the destruction of Dakatcha Woodland IBA
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 20:19:42 -0700 (PDT)
NatureKenya oppose the destruction of Dakatcha Woodland IBA

21-06-2010

NatureKenya (BirdLife Partner) is working alongside local community members to 
oppose the destruction of a vitally important woodland for biodiversity and 
people at the Kenya's coast. In total 50,000 ha have been identified for 
conversion to grow Jatropha - a plant used for biodiesel production which is 
largely untested and potentially destructive. The area identified poses a 
threat to Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird Area (IBA) which lies within the 
proposed development. 


Dakatcha is an extensive tract of relatively intact coastal woodland, north of 
the Sabaki River and between 25 and 50 km inland from the Kenyan coast. It is 
an IBA and Key Biodiversity Area for many Globally Threatened species such as 
Endangered Clarke's Weaver Ploceus golandi. 


Dakatcha is also the ancestral land for the indigenous minority Watha 
community. The Watha gain invaluable ecosystem services from the forest such as 
clean stream water for drinking, and a sustainable supply of firewood for 
cooking and lighting. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/Nature-Kenya-oppose-destruction-of-Dakatcha-Woodland.html 
Subject: BBC fund helps to keep albatrosses off the hook
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 20:13:27 -0700 (PDT)
BBC fund helps to keep albatrosses off the hook

17-06-2010

BirdLife seabird conservationists in Brazil have made a breakthrough with the 
protection of several species of imperiled albatross. Their efforts have shown 
that with simple measures around nine out of the ten albatrosses caught on 
longline fishing hooks three years ago can now be saved. 


According to figures collated by the Albatross Task Force (ATF) in Brazil, in 
2007, approximately one albatross was being caught for every 1000 longline 
hooks set but - with the help of the specially-trained instructors funded by 
the BBC Wildlife Fund through its broadcast appeal - this figure can be reduced 
to just one bird for every 10,000 hooks. 


The ATF is co-ordinated by BirdLife International and funded by the RSPB 
(BirdLife in the UK). Tatiana Neves, Director of Projeto Albatroz, the local 
organisation running the Brazilian ATF, said: "During winter Brazilian waters 
teem with albatrosses, including several species facing the threat of 
extinction. We recognize the importance of Brazilian waters for the birds and 
with the support of Brazilian fishermen we are showing the potential for 
reducing the slaughter by using the right techniques. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/BBC-fund-helps-to-keep-albatrosses-off-the-hook.html 
Subject: New web-tool shows critical migratory waterbird sites need urgent protection
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:13:53 -0700 (PDT)
New web-tool shows critical migratory waterbird sites need urgent protection

14-06-2010

A new website launched today by Wetlands International, BirdLife International 
and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) reveals major 
gaps in the protection of many critical sites used by migratory waterbirds 
across Africa the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia. A staggering one-third 
of the critical sites (representing over 1,000 individual sites within the 
network) are entirely unprotected, putting the future of many migratory 
waterbirds at risk. 


Migratory waterbirds - such as waders, terns and geese - need an unbroken chain 
of wetlands to complete their annual life-cycles. These same wetlands benefit 
people by providing clean water and opportunities for fishing, agriculture, 
recreation and tourism. However, wetlands are amongst the world's most 
vulnerable ecosystems and, consequently, an alarming 42% of the migratory 
waterbird species across Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia are 
in decline. 


The new 'Critical Site Network (CSN)' Tool provides comprehensive information 
on 294 waterbird species from 3,020 sites. It is designed to make information 
easily available on the most important sites for migratory waterbirds, both at 
the national and international level. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/migratory-waterbird-sites-need-urgent-protection.html 
Subject: Brazilian Important Bird Areas get protection
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:08:53 -0700 (PDT)
Brazilian Important Bird Areas get protection

11-06-2010

Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has signed the creation of the 
Boa Nova National Park and the Boa Nova Wildlife Refuge, safeguarding this 
biodiverse Important Bird Area (IBA) and creating 27,000 hectares of new 
protected area. 


Boa Nova IBA, located in south-west Bahia state, has a unique flora and fauna 
due to the overlap of two biomes: lush montane Atlantic Forest, and semi-arid 
caatinga. The dry deciduous forest of the transitional area, known as 
mata-de-cip, is the habitat of two restricted range species, the Endangered 
Slender Antbird Rhopornis ardesiacus and Near Threatened Narrow-billed Antwren 
Formicivora iheringi. Three hundred and ninety six bird species have been 
recorded to date at Boa Nova, 14 of which are globally threatened and 17 Near 
Threatened. 


During the event, President Lula also signed the creation of the Serra das 
Lontras National Park, another IBA where 16 globally threatened bird species 
occur, and the creation of the Alto Cariri National Park, in addition to the 
expansion of the Pau Brasil National Park. Together, these areas will protect 
about 60,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened biomes in 
the world. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/Brazilian-important-bird-areas-get-protection.html 
Subject: Two million EU seabirds killed in a decade
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:06:36 -0700 (PDT)
Two million EU seabirds killed in a decade

08-06-2010

Fishing gear in EU waters is estimated by BirdLife International and the RSPB 
(BirdLife in the UK) to have killed two million seabirds in the past ten years, 
more than the toll recorded from all the European oil tanker disasters put 
together as far back as the Torrey Canyon in 1967. 


Today, World Oceans Day, this bleak statistic injects new urgency into a 
23,000-strong petition being presented in Brussels by the RSPB and BirdLife 
International to Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime affairs and 
fisheries. The petition calls for the urgent delivery of the EU's disastrously 
overdue Seabird Action Plan to protect Europe's seabirds from their fatal 
attraction to baited hooks and fishing nets. The Commissioner is also being 
alerted to the situation in her native Greece where seabirds are being killed 
in fishing gear. 


It is estimated that 90,000 birds drown annually through entanglement in 
gill-nets in the Baltic and North Seas but the actual mortality is feared to be 
twice this high. In a single Spanish longline fishery off western Ireland, 
another 50,000 seabirds die every year in a lethal cat’s cradle of longline 
hooks. 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/seabird-petition.html
Subject: Water Hour
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:33:30 -0700 (PDT)
Just passing this along at the request of the organization putting on the 
event..... Spread the word!! With all the bad news lately about the Gulf oil 
spill and the like, this is something we can all take part in which will help 
make a difference to our planet! 


Water Hour is coming at 8 pm on June 11!

Wonderfully, it is taking off - especially at http://www.waterhour.org; on 
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=289743054301 and on Twitter 
http:/www.twitter.com/WaterHour. 


This is amazing given that the first inkling was such a short time ago.

Water Hour aspires to be a global happening to protect water. The global launch 
will take place in June a year from now. Tangible, incremental steps will be 
taken starting with the all-important pilot test on June 11. Don't be fooled by 
the word 'pilot'. For everybody who participates, it will be the real thing. 
But at the same time we will be testing every dimension of the program needed 
for global uptake over the coming year. 


Here's how you can help:

Before June 11 - Start participating yourself at the links above. 
http://www.waterhour.org, for example, has several ways to get involved. The 
site will guide you. 


Relay this note to everybody in your networks. This is so important. Our power 
for change is in our combined networks. 


Send the attached media release to all the media you can.

During Water Hour - Celebrate water . in big or small ways. Lots of ideas for 
celebrating are at http://www.waterhour.org. 


However you celebrate, post it on one of the Water Hour social media.

After Water Hour - Return the questionnaire we will send you. Your feedback 
will transform the pilot into an amazing global happening to protect water. 
Subject: Water Hour [1 Attachment]
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:33:30 -0700 (PDT)
Just passing this along at the request of the organization putting on the 
event..... Spread the word!! With all the bad news lately about the Gulf oil 
spill and the like, this is something we can all take part in which will help 
make a difference to our planet! 


Water Hour is coming at 8 pm on June 11!

Wonderfully, it is taking off - especially at http://www.waterhour.org; on 
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=289743054301 and on Twitter 
http:/www.twitter.com/WaterHour. 


This is amazing given that the first inkling was such a short time ago.

Water Hour aspires to be a global happening to protect water. The global launch 
will take place in June a year from now. Tangible, incremental steps will be 
taken starting with the all-important pilot test on June 11. Don't be fooled by 
the word 'pilot'. For everybody who participates, it will be the real thing. 
But at the same time we will be testing every dimension of the program needed 
for global uptake over the coming year. 


Here's how you can help:

Before June 11 - Start participating yourself at the links above. 
http://www.waterhour.org, for example, has several ways to get involved. The 
site will guide you. 


Relay this note to everybody in your networks. This is so important. Our power 
for change is in our combined networks. 


Send the attached media release to all the media you can.

During Water Hour - Celebrate water . in big or small ways. Lots of ideas for 
celebrating are at http://www.waterhour.org. 


However you celebrate, post it on one of the Water Hour social media.

After Water Hour - Return the questionnaire we will send you. Your feedback 
will transform the pilot into an amazing global happening to protect water. 
Subject: No birds in the bush
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:12:26 -0700 (PDT)
No birds in the bush

01-06-2010

Australia's woodland birds, including many species generally regarded as common 
and widespread, are declining at an alarming rate according to Birds Australia 
(BirdLife Partner). This is a result of historic and current habitat losses, 
making Australia's woodlands among the most threatened and degraded habitats on 
the continent. 


These striking results are highlighted in the report entitled: 'State of 
Australia's Birds 2009'. The report is aimed at informing Australians of the 
status of their birds, and to help bring about improved understanding and 
better management of the land for birds and other wildlife. 


"Birds Australia is committed to the conservation of Australia's native 
avifauna", said James O'Connor, Birds Australia's research manager and the 
report's co-editor. "As part of this commitment we produce The State of 
Australia's Birds report each year which outlines the status of our birds, the 
threats they face, and the measures that have been taken to protect them". 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/06/no-birds-in-the-bush.html 
Subject: Wetland aliens cause bird extinction
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 16:19:17 -0700 (PDT)
Wetland aliens cause bird extinction

26-05-2010

BirdLife International has announced, in the 2010 IUCN Red List update for 
birds, the extinction of Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus. Restricted to a 
tiny area of east Madagascar, this species declined rapidly after carnivorous 
fish were introduced to the lakes in which it lived. This, along with the use 
of nylon gill-nets by fisherman which caught and drowned birds, has driven this 
species into the abyss. 


"No hope now remains for this species. It is another example of how human 
actions can have unforeseen consequences", said Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife 
International's Director of Science, Policy and Information. "Invasive alien 
species have caused extinctions around the globe and remain one of the major 
threats to birds and other biodiversity." 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/05/red-list-for-birds-2010.html 
Subject: Urban trees 'help migrating birds'
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 07:34:22 -0700 (PDT)
Urban trees 'help migrating birds'

Page last updated at 16:23 GMT, Friday, 21 May 2010 17:23 UK

By Mark Kinver Science and environment reporter, BBC News 

Even a small urban forest can help migrating birds, a study has said.

US researchers found that birds used the patches of greenery to rest and refuel 
in the middle of their journey between winter and breeding sites. 


The scientists gathered the data by fitting tiny tags to thrushes, which 
recorded the birds' movements. 


Writing in the journal Landscape Ecology, they added the findings were 
important because the world was becoming increasingly urbanised. 


Full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10130458.stm
Subject: Binoculars and Bodyguards - Looking for Iraq's Birds
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 11:13:25 -0700 (PDT)
Binoculars and Bodyguards - Looking for Iraq's Birds

19-05-2010

In recent years, many people have been struggling to survive in Iraq. Even now 
the country's far from safe. However, since 2005 Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) 
staff have been doggedly surveying the rich biodiversity found within their 
country, taking them to some of the most dangerous spots in search of elusive 
species like Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius. 


"We received fresh sightings and GPS co-ordinates which indicated a Sociable 
Lapwing was sitting in an area near Haditha which is an extremely dangerous 
place", said Nature Iraq's Omar Fadil. 


Omar is part of a team from Nature Iraq who conduct annual winter surveys of 
Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) across the country. "It took us about 6 hours to 
drive from our base in Tikrit to where the bird was sitting". 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/05/Binoculars-Bodyguards-Looking-Iraqs-Birds.html 
Subject: Audubon Magazine Oil Spill Blog
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 09:45:49 -0700 (PDT)
For those of you who are interested, all the latest information from Audubon on 
the Gulf oil spill can be found at http://magblog.audubon.org/oil-spill 
Subject: Information on Bird Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 09:42:22 -0700 (PDT)
Information on Bird Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

What is the Likely Impact on Birds?

The concern for birds are three-fold.

 * The first is the immediate threat to individual birds from oil 
contamination. The first oiled birds are now being collected and sent to 
rehabilitators in the region. Many birds could be killed but never collected, 
particularly 'plunge-diving' birds such as pelicans, gannets and terns. 

       
 * The second is from reduced food availability due to contamination of seafood 
stocks. Many of these are the same stocks that are the foundation of much of 
the regional coastal economy. 

       
 * The third concern is from oil impacts to bird habitat. There are a number of 
Globally Important Bird Areas directly in the path of the advancing spill that 
are under immediate threat.The long-term effects on birds will be decreased 
breeding success as nests fail due to contamination of eggs that come into 
contact with oil and due to birds being forced from contaminated areas to 
marginal breeding sites or sites that are already at maximum capacity. 


More information at http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/oilspill.html
Subject: Hawaiian Resort Sued Over Seabird Deaths
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 09:36:52 -0700 (PDT)
Hawaiian Resort Sued Over Seabird Deaths - Starwood Hotel responsible for over 
one-quarter of downed Newell’s Shearwaters on Kaua‘i 


For Immediate Release Contact:

David Henkin, Earthjustice, 808-599-2436
Maka‘ala Ka‘aumoana, Hui Ho‘omalu i Ka ‘Äina, 808-346-5458
Don Heacock, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, 808-645-0532
Peter Galvin, Center for Biological Diversity, 707-986-2600
George Wallace, American Bird Conservancy, 540-253-5780 

Lïhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Four citizen groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed 
suit today against the St. Regis Princeville Resort over the luxury resort’s 
failure to prevent the ongoing deaths of rare native seabirds, in violation of 
the federal Endangered Species Act. The St. Regis is a property of Starwood 
Hotels and Resorts, which also owns the Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by 
Sheraton, W Hotels, and Le Meridien brands. 


Hui Ho‘omalu i Ka ‘Äina, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, the Center 
for Biological Diversity, and American Bird Conservancy filed a similar suit 
against Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative in March. The groups are trying to 
protect the threatened Newell’s shearwater (‘A‘o), whose population on 
Kaua‘i declined by an alarming 75% in only 15 years (1993 to 2008), as well 
as the endangered Hawaiian petrel (‘Ua‘u). 


The resort is responsible for the greatest number of deaths and injuries of 
imperiled seabirds on Kaua‘i due to artificial lights, while birds hitting 
KIUC’s power lines is another significant cause of harm. 


Full release at http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/100511.html
Subject: Migratory birds in crisis
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 16:34:26 -0700 (PDT)
Migratory birds in crisis

07-05-2010

This coming weekend, thousands of people are attending World Migratory Bird Day 
events which highlight migratory birds in crisis. BirdLife Partners around the 
world are celebrating bird migration, whilst also stressing the plight of some 
the world's most threatened species. 


World Migratory Bird Day is a global initiative to raise awareness for the need 
to conserve all migratory birds. Events range from bird festivals, education 
programmes and birdwatching trips to watch bird migration in action. 


Every year it focuses on a different topic. This year's theme 'Save migratory 
birds in crisis - every species counts!' - is raising awareness about Globally 
Threatened migratory birds, with a particular focus on those on the very edge 
of extinction - the Critically Endangered. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/05/Migratory-birds-in-crisis.html 
Subject: Jamaica's petrels reveal some of their secrets
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 19:43:50 -0700 (PDT)
Jamaica's petrels reveal some of their secrets

06-05-2010

Searches at sea off the eastern coasts of Jamaica in November 2009 have 
revealed the presence of significant numbers of Pterodroma petrels. The pelagic 
expedition was part of the global Tubenoses Project coordinated by Hadoram 
Shirihai and Vincent Bretagnolle and was supported by BirdLife 
International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme with funds from the British 
Birdwatching Fair. Its primary aim was to look for the Critically Endangered 
(and possibly extinct) Jamaica Petrel Pterodroma caribbaea. This mythical 
seabird – known locally as the 'Blue Mountain Duck' – has not been recorded 
since 1879 when the last specimens were collected in Jamaica's Blue Mountains. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/05/jamaica-petrel-search.html 
Subject: Oil Reaches First Important Bird Area
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 16:22:22 -0700 (PDT)
Oil Reaches First Important Bird Area

By Julie Leibach
05/05/2010 

Oil from the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the shores of the 
Chandeleur Islands, marking the first assault on a network of Important Bird 
Areas that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. 

 
“Rusty streaks of crude could be seen closing in on the Chandeleur Islands 
and small, dark patches of oily sheen lapped ashore,” reported the Telegraph 
earlier today. A fleet of 22 boats, comprising 10 official vessels and 12 
shrimp trawlers, was dispatched to skim the surface of the slick near the 
islands, put down protective booms, and drop dispersant chemicals into the oil, 
according to the report. 


Full story at http://magblog.audubon.org/oil-reaches-first-important-bird-area
Subject: A cartography of hope for biodiversity in the Americas
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 17:15:55 -0700 (PDT)
A cartography of hope for biodiversity in the Americas

04-05-2010

Bird species in the Americas are getting a helping hand at sites across the 
Western Hemisphere, with the launch today by BirdLife International's Important 
Bird Area (IBA) programme of a roadmap for conservation, the Americas IBA 
Directory. This publication identifies 2,345 top-priority conservation sites in 
all 57 countries and territories. The IBA program not only provides a blueprint 
for policy makers to make informed decisions on habitat protection and 
restoration but is already helping the conservation of both threatened and 
common species as well as a wealth of wider biodiversity. The launch has been 
generously hosted by Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C. 


"IBAs are becoming a formidable tool to help governments, the private sector, 
investment banks and donor organisations to direct conservation funding towards 
clearly defined priorities", said Dr Marco Lambertini, Chief Executive of 
BirdLife International. "Many of the people that live in and around IBAs also 
depend on them for natural resources and ecosystem services such as protection 
of water sources and driving sustainable economic development." 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/05/amercias-ibas-directory-launched.html 
Subject: As Oil Slick Hits Shore and Coats Birds, Groups Take Action
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:23:05 -0700 (PDT)
As Oil Slick Hits Shore and Coats Birds, Groups Take Action

By Susan Cosier
04/30/2010 

As petroleum oozed onto the Gulf coast and oil spill rescue crews found the 
first greased birds, conservation groups shifted their response efforts into 
high gear while the White House announced a moratorium on new offshore drilling 
leases. 

 
“No domestic drilling in new areas is going to go forward until there’s an 
adequate review of what’s happened here and of what is being proposed 
elsewhere,” White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod told Good Morning 
America earlier today. 

 
The New York Times reported that the freeze, however, most likely wouldn’t 
have an effect right away “since the increased offshore drilling announced 
last month wasn’t scheduled to take effect until 2012 at the earliest.” 


Full story at 
http://magblog.audubon.org/oil-slick-hits-shore-and-coats-birds-groups-take-action 
Subject: World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:51:05 -0700 (PDT)
World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target

29-04-2010

World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the 
global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming 
biodiversity declines. These findings are the result of a new paper published 
in the leading journal Science and represent the first assessment of how the 
targets made through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have not 
been met. 


Compiling over 30 indicators – measures of different aspects of biodiversity, 
including changes in species’ populations and risk of extinction, habitat 
extent and community composition – the study found no evidence for a 
significant reduction in the rate of decline of biodiversity, and that the 
pressures facing biodiversity continue to increase. The synthesis provides 
overwhelming evidence that the 2010 target has not been achieved. 


"Our analysis shows that governments have failed to deliver on the commitments 
they made in 2002: biodiversity is still being lost as fast as ever, and we 
have made little headway in reducing the pressures on species, habitats and 
ecosystems", said Dr Stuart Butchart, of the United Nations Environment 
Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre and BirdLife International, and 
the paper’s lead author. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/pr/2010/04/2010-CBD-biodiversity-target-fails.html 
Subject: Audubon fears birds will become next victims of Gulf oil spill
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:09:15 -0700 (PDT)
Audubon fears birds will become next victims of Gulf oil spill

29-04-2010

Audubon experts across the Gulf Coast are monitoring the spread of thousands of 
litres of oil that threaten to turn last week's drilling platform explosion 
into a growing environmental disaster. 


"The terrible loss of 11 workers may be just the beginning of this tragedy as 
the oil slick spreads toward sensitive coastal areas vital to birds and marine 
life and to all the communities that depend on them", said Melanie Driscoll an 
Audubon bird conservation director, who is monitoring the situation from her 
base in Louisiana. "For birds, the timing could not be worse; they are 
breeding, nesting and especially vulnerable in many of the places where the oil 
could come ashore." 


Sensitive coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are all 
potential targets of the growing spill. "The efforts to stop the oil before it 
reaches shore are heroic, but may not be enough", added Driscoll. "We have to 
hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, including a true catastrophe for 
birds." 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/04/gulf-oil-spill.html
Subject: BirdLife Partner staff wins world’s top environmental prize
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:15:28 -0700 (PDT)
BirdLife Partner staff wins world’s top environmental prize

22-04-2010

Malgorzata Górska from OTOP (BirdLife in Poland) has been awarded the 
world’s top prize for grassroots activists having led a successful campaign 
which stopped a road being built through Poland’s precious Rospuda Valley. 


“Górska led the first successful environmental campaign where the EU has 
sued a member country to protect Natura 2000 sites”, commented David 
Hammerstein, former Member of the European Parliament. “This was a big deal 
with the new countries coming into the EU regarding the environment . [..] and 
the President of Poland finally had to give in to the pressure and stop the 
Expressway”. 


The Goldman Environmental Prize – often called the Nobel Prize for the 
environment – is awarded to men and women around the world who take great 
personal risks to safeguard the environment. Throughout the campaign, Górska 
and her colleagues were intimidated by local authorities and radical right-wing 
groups, and even labelled as Russian spies. 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/04/goldman-prize.html
Subject: South Atlantic becomes more seabird-friendly
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:41:33 -0700 (PDT)
South Atlantic becomes more seabird-friendly

16-04-2010

BirdLife International and WWF South Africa recently achieved a major 
conservation success by improving the methods used by commercial fishermen in 
the south-east Atlantic Ocean to avoid killing seabirds. 


Seabirds, particularly albatrosses, are becoming threatened and at a faster 
rate than all other groups of birds. By far the biggest threat faced is death 
on longline fishing hooks. 


"A single demersal [seabed] vessel may use a line extending for 10 km, from 
which can hang as many as 20,000 hooks", said Dr Ross Wanless - Southern Africa 
Coordinator for BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme. "Globally we estimate that 
around 300,000 seabirds grab baited-hooks and drown each year". 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/04/South-Atlantic-becomes-more-seabird-friendly.html 
Subject: Western Siem Pang - Land of the Giants
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:28:24 -0700 (PDT)
Western Siem Pang - Land of the Giants

13-04-2010

Western Siem Pang in Cambodia is one of the few sites in the world that 
supports five Critically Endangered bird species. It is perhaps best known as 
the home of the world's largest population of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis 
davidsoni. However, its importance for another species of ibis is now becoming 
clear. 


A recent BirdLife survey team recorded an astonishing 16 Giant Ibis Thaumatibis 
gigantea over a ten day period during a rapid survey of the western sector of 
the site. 


"At the height of the dry season one would expect a greater encounter rate as 
Giant Ibis along with other wildlife become concentrated at seasonal wetlands 
(trapeangs) in the forest and grasslands, but to record so many birds in such a 
short period from such a small area suggests the population at Western Siem 
Pang is much larger than we previously thought", said Jonathan Eames, Programme 
Manager for BirdLife International in Indochina. 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/04/giant-ibis.html
Subject: A Ruddy Long Way to Fly
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:08:43 -0700 (PDT)
A Ruddy Long Way to Fly

09-04-2010

A technological breakthrough has enabled researchers from the Australasian 
Wader Studies Group - a special interest group of Birds Australia [BirdLife 
Partner] - to study the amazing migratory routes of Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria 
interpres. Four birds fitted with ultra-light geolocators took just six days to 
fly from Australia to Taiwan before continuing on to northern Siberia. One bird 
then completed its return trip back to Australia via the Central Pacific - a 
total round-trip of 27,000 km! 


Ruddy Turnstone is a small, highly-migratory wading bird with a large global 
range. It breeds in northern latitudes in open tundra habitat often close to 
water. Outside the breeding season it is found along coastlines, particularly 
on rocky or stony shores. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its 
range and is often called Turnstone. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/04/ruddy-turnstone-migration.html 
Subject: White Stork wait for FIFA World Cup
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:07:34 -0700 (PDT)
White Stork wait for FIFA World Cup

01-04-2010

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) have received numerous reports of 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia nesting on top of newly-built football stadiums in 
the country. This is seen as an omen of good luck and is fuelling hopes that an 
African country is destined to win this year's 2010 FIFA World Cup. 


"White Stork are usually arriving in their European breeding grounds at this 
time", said Mark Anderson - Executive Director of BirdLife South Africa. 
"However, we've received dozens of reports of White Stork failing to migrate; 
instead they've been observed nest-building on the top of football stadiums up 
on down the country". 


According to mythology, the White Stork is responsible for delivering babies to 
new parents. This story probably came about because White Storks have a habit 
of nesting on buildings in urban areas. "We're hoping the 2010 FIFA World Cup 
will be our 'new arrival' in Africa!", added Anderson. 


Full story at 
http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/04/white-stork-football.html 
Subject: Thai local group urges Ramsar designation for Spoon-billed Sandpiper site
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 08:29:23 -0700 (PDT)
Thai local group urges Ramsar designation for Spoon-billed Sandpiper site

25-03-2010

One of the most important non-breeding sites for Critically Endangered 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus in the Inner Gulf of Thailand, 
Khok Kham, has taken a major step towards Ramsar designation, thanks to an 
appeal by Local Conservation Groups. 


"It is rather surprising that good sites still exist there, as it lies just at 
the outskirts of the mega-city of Bangkok", said Simba Chan, Senior 
Conservation Officer at BirdLife's Asia Division. 


Between 1979 and 1996, up to 90% of the mangroves were converted to shrimp 
ponds. But after ten years, the shrimp industry crashed. "The decline in catch 
made many fishermen understand the importance of mangroves, and that a balanced 
ecosystem is vital to their fishery", Simba Chan added. 


As a result, a local grassroots environmental movement started in the late 
1990s. Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST, BirdLife Partner) supported 
this movement from the beginning. To date, there are four Local Conservation 
Groups (LCGs), working in coordination with BCST on the conservation of the 
Inner Gulf. 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/03/thai_ramsar.html
Subject: BirdLife Partners call to save the Wadden Sea
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:43:55 -0700 (PDT)
BirdLife Partners call to save the Wadden Sea

17-03-2010

The Wadden Sea is one of the last true wilderness areas in Northwest Europe. 
Characterised by vast mudflats, it stretches over three countries: Denmark, 
Germany and the Netherlands and is a complex of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) 
which are threatened by human activities. In response, three BirdLife Partners 
- DOF, NABU and Vogelbescherming Nederland (BirdLife Partners in Denmark, 
Germany and The Netherlands respectively) - have joined forces to fight for the 
conservation of this area and have published an ambitious report entitled the: 
‘Wadden Sea Vision - A vision for the conservation of a Natural Heritage'. 


The Wadden Sea is important for millions of birds. Species such as Red Knot 
Calidris canutus and Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica stop in the Wadden Sea 
to rest and refuel on their migrations between the Arctic and West Africa. The 
site is also important for species like Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis, 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia and Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 
which breed on the salt marshes, beaches and islands found around the Wadden 
Sea. 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/03/wadden_sea.html
Subject: 'State of the birds 2010' highlights threats to migrants
From: Jeremy Taylor <jeremyjtaylor AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:51:26 -0700 (PDT)
'State of the birds 2010' highlights threats to migrants

15-03-2010

Climate change threatens to further imperil hundreds of species of migratory 
birds, already under stress from habitat loss, invasive species and other 
environmental threats, concludes a new report released by United States' 
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. 


The State of the Birds: 2010 Report on Climate Change, follows a comprehensive 
report released a year ago showing that that nearly a third of the nation's 800 
bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant decline. 


"For well over a century, migratory birds have faced stresses such as 
commercial hunting, loss of forests, the use of DDT and other pesticides, a 
loss of wetlands and other key habitat, the introduction of invasive species, 
and other impacts of human development", Salazar said. "Now they are facing a 
new threat - climate change - that could dramatically alter their habitat and 
food supply and push many species towards extinction." 


Full story at http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2010/03/state_of_the_birds.html