Meetings run From September to April with the exception of December and are normally on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History (NSMNH) in Halifax. They start at 7:30 and last about 2 hours. These meetings are open to the general public. We have one meeting that is out of Halifax and we try to have it in a different town each year and those special meetings will be listed here as well.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Migratory Songbird Declines: Lessons from Shrikes and Swallows - Tara Imlay
7:30PM Lower Auditorium, NS Museum of Natural History - All welcome
Many migratory songbird populations are experiencing population declines. Because of the wide geographic range used by these species throughout their annual cycle, research is needed to determine where populations are limited and target conservation resources. I will describe the loggerhead shrike recovery program in Ontario, including the efforts to recover the population with a unique captive breeding and release program, and research to identify where the population is limited. I will also share my research on Bank, Barn, Cliff and Tree Swallow population declines in the Maritimes.
Open to the public and refreshments to follow.