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Please join us for a complimentary presentation hosted by the Eastern Bird Banding Association. The meeting will take place on Zoom. All registered attendees will receive the access link approximately 2 days before the event start. This event is open to all, non-members are welcome.
March 14, 2022
6:30 – 7:00 PM – Membership Meeting
All members are requested to join us to cast their vote to appoint EBBA’s 2022/2023 officers and councilors. We will also provide an update on special initiatives, educational grants and finances. Non-members are also welcome. Non members are welcome to join this session.
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Presentation
Life on the Edge: the Ecology of Saltmarsh Nesting Birds
Speaker: Chris Elphick
Salt marshes, with the daily rise and fall of the tides, are hard places to live, and few bird species regularly nest in the habitat. Eastern North America, however, has more specialized saltmarsh breeding birds than anywhere else in the world. In recent years, much research has focused on better understanding the biology of these species and, especially, the threats they face in light of rising sea-levels.
Species vary in their vulnerability, with some facing a high extinction risk by mid-century, while others are more secure. In this talk, we’ll get an overview of the biology of saltmarsh-nesting birds and summarize what is known about their current conservation status.
Our presenter will describe the breeding systems of different species, population trends, the effects of sea-level rise and hurricanes, and new nanotag data on migration patterns. He will also present the results of recent studies that project how populations will be affected by future climate change and the conservation work that is being done.
This presentation is complimentary, although your donations will go directly to support two specific areas:
- EBBA-funded research grants to support studies using banding or other avian marking devices for species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province included in EBBA territory. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged.
- Bird Conservation Fund, a non-profit which seeks funding for relatively small projects that the organization thinks will have big conservation impacts, especially for highly endangered species.
Donations of $10 or more are especially helpful, although of course, any amount will help.
Please consider making a donation to help fund research grants.