November 24, 2017
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UMaine professor to host Migration Monitoring meeting

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WINTER HARBOR, Maine — The annual Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network meeting, hosted by University of Maine professor of avian biology Rebecca Holberton, will be held March 27–28, at Schoodic Education and Research Center  in Winter Harbor, Maine.
Topics of presentations and discussions Thursday will include: songbird behavior and movement; shorebird, seabird post-breeding and migration movement; banding, acoustic monitoring and radio tracking birds and bats; and animal surveys and citizen science. Experts in the field from universities, research institutes and industry partners from more than a dozen states and Canadian provinces will take part.
SERC hosts Jeff Wells, ornithologist and author of “Birder’s Conservation Handbook: 100 North American Birds at Risk,” for a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in Moore Auditorium. Wells’ talk is titled “The Boreal Forest: North America’s Bird Nursery.”


Friday, Phil Taylor of Acadia University will conduct a workshop on new technology to track animals and collate and analyze data. Taylor will also discuss the Atlantic Flyway Digital Tracking Network that studies bird and bat movement.


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