BSAC Seminar Series 2: Winter Raptors

Date(s) - 25/02/2021
15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min


Bird Strike Canada Seminar 2: Winter Raptors

This even was recorded on 25 February 2021, These talks have been moved to the Gary F. Searing E-Library. For access to this library click here.

Rough-legged Hawk Migration and Winter Distribution

Presenter: Neil Paprocki, Ph.D. candidate, University of Idaho

Neil will present a multi-faceted talk on Rough-legged Hawks focusing on the following: 1) GPS-tagged Rough-legged Hawks that have been relocated from on and near airports; 2) shifts in Rough-legged Hawk winter distributions that could influence numbers seen at airports and and 3) some additional migration/winter information he has accumulated over the years of tracking this species.

Neil received his M.Sc. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University in 2013 where he studied how climate and habitat influence long-term trends and distributions of wintering raptors in North America. Neil is currently studying differential migration of Rough-legged Hawks and other avian species.


Mitigating Snowy Owl Aircraft Collisions by Relocations

Presenter: Rebecca McCabe, McGill University

rebecca-mcabe-owl-imgRebecca will present the results from her thesis chapter where she analyzed 20 years of relocation data from over 40 GPS-tagged snowy owls, captured at airports in North America, to determine what factors influence return rates.

Rebecca McCabe is a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University in Dr. Kyle Elliott’s Arctic Ecology lab. For her research Rebecca is using Project SNOWstorm’s dataset to link individual movements to population-level processes by focusing on various aspects of Snowy Owl winter ecology in North America. She is a research associate at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and has been collaborating with other researchers and organizations on raptor-related projects since 2013.

All sessions will be presented on Zoom. Seminar time is given in Eastern Standard Time. Please adjust for your time zone. Note that Eastern Standard Time is 5:00 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time.

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