DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Ornithology Discoveries in 2015
Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Presented by Dr. Andy Jones
Dr. Andy Jones returns for his semi-annual talk to the Kirtland Bird Club to highlight the recent exciting findings from the world of ornithology. There are thousands of academic papers published every year on the biology of birds. These new discoveries are sometimes highlighted in newspapers, magazines, and on your Facebook feed, but far too many simply don't get the public attention that they deserve. Dr. Jones will highlight the taxonomic changes that birders will want to know about, as well as other discoveries that will simply make you a more observant and more informed birder. This talk will cover many exciting aspects of bird biology that were discovered in the last two years.
About Dr. Jones . . . Dr. Jones received his BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and his PhD in Ecol-ogy, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota. He originally hails from east Tennessee, where his passion for natural history began at an early age; his current research involves the evolutionary history of birds from the Appalachian mountains as well as the Andes and the Philippines. Dr. Jones is responsible for the Museum’s col-lection of avian specimens, which consists of approximately 30,000 study skins and 4,000 egg sets from the Ohio re-gion and western North America as well as approximately 1,000 osteological specimens from Ohio. He is also respon-sible for specimen acquisition and preservation, maintenance of specimen records, and carrying out original research. His other tasks include providing various services to the scientific community, the media, the Museum’s exhibitions and education divisions as well as the public at large. Dr. Jones was among 14 prominent American ornithologists to be named an elective member of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in 2009, and in 2014 he was elected as Secretary of the AOU.
Cleveland Christmas Bird Count
December 18, 2015
Please join in this historical bird census. Since 2013, it has become totally FREE—the fee for the ABA count has been discontinued, as has the publication. Andy Jones is our count compiler and organizer. He will contact people who have counted in the past, but if you are not on his list please contact Andy. The Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 to promote conservation of birds, rather than the killing of birds for trophies and decorations. Now in its second century, it has evolved into being far more; the results are accept-ed and used by scientists and conservationists and considered the best tool available for assessing the long-term trends of the early winter bird populations. CBCs are open to everyone at all levels of birding skill. If you are interested in maintaining this tradition by volunteering to lead this count in 2015, please email Andy or contact KBC HERE. For information on all the CBCs in Ohio click HERE.
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