Sunday, October 23, 2011

Register now for the 2011 MOU Paper Session

Posted by Kirk
Each year, the Minnesota Ornithological Union hold their annual Paper Session in the fall. It is a great opportunity to meet people in the birding community, find out about other organizations, get updates on current research and more. The event is held each year at the Bell Museum of Natural History. This year, 2011, it is on Saturday, December 3rd, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Registration fee is $4.00 if you register prior to November 25th or $5.00 at the door. Registration will be begin at 8:00 A.M. on December 3rd. Pre-registrations must be received by November 25th, 2011. Mail your check for $4.00 to Carl Greiner at 1616 Hill St. S.W., Chatfield, Minnesota 55923. Click here to download a PDF version (525k) of the registration form.

8:00 Registration 9:00 Welcome Dr. Susan Weller, Director, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota

9:10 Forty Years of Counting and Banding at Hawk Ridge Dr. Gerald J. Niemi, Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute, U of MN, Duluth

9:45 USGS Study of Migration in Common Loons — Research Project Update Kevin Kenow, Research Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey

10:15 Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas — Project Update Bonnie Sample, Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator

10:40 Chile to Nome: Tales of Midwestern Shorebird Migrations and Research Efforts Robert P. Russell, Division of Migratory Birds, USFWS

11:30 Thirty Years of Peregrine Falcon Recovery in Minnesota Jackie Fallon, Director, Midwest Peregrine Society

12:00 Lunch, visit exhibits

1:00 MOU annual business meeting and awards

1:50 Birding Ethics: A Panel Discussion David Cahlander, Sharon Stiteler, and Roger Everhart

2:15 Golden-winged Warbler Research at Rice Lake NWR and Tamarac NWR   Henry Streby and David Anderson

2:40 Break and visit exhibits

3:10 Red-headed Woodpecker Research at Cedar Creek Natural History Area Chet Meyers and Ari Waldstein

3:35 A Sandhill Crane Management for Minnesota Steve Merchant, Assistant Chief, Section of Wildlife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

4:00 Purple Martin Conservation Progress Kelly Applegate, Purple Martin Working Group

4:30 Closing comments

In addition to these sessions, the following groups/people will have booths in the exhibit hall.
Adele Porter, Naturalist and author
Audubon Center of the Northwoods
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Audubon Minnesota: Birding Trail Books, Sharon Stiteler
Birds and Windows, Joanna Eckles
Bluebird Recovery Program
Duck stamps
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Golden-winged Warbler Working Group
International Festival of Owls, Houston Nature Center
LightsOut/Birdsafe, Audubon Minnesota
Midwinter Golden Eagle Survey; National Eagle Center
Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas
Minnesota DNR Biological Survey Minnesota DNR Frog and Toad Survey
Minnesota DNR Odonata Survey
MOU Book sales
Nongame Wildlife Program, DNR
Preferred Adventures Ltd, St. Paul, Dudley Edmondson
State Parks, DNR
University of Minnesota Press
Urban Birdfest