Andy Boyce Presents: Ecology and Conservation of the Long-Billed Curlew in Eastern Montana and Beyond

When:
October 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022-10-10T19:00:00-06:00
2022-10-10T22:00:00-06:00
Andy Boyce Presents: Ecology and Conservation of the Long-Billed Curlew in Eastern Montana and Beyond

Please join us for our monthly chapter meeting on Monday, October 10th at 7:00 PM to hear Dr. Andy Boyce present his talk on Ecology and Conservation of the Long-Billed Curlew in Eastern Montana and Beyond. 

Dr. Boyce will provide us with insights into the ecology of long-billed curlews in the context of black-tailed prairie dog colonies. He will also discuss advances in curlew conservation as a result of GPS-tracking studies. Long-billed curlews are the largest sandpiper in North America. They come to Montana’s vast grasslands in the spring, building their nests on the open ground following a winter stay in California, Central America, and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Dr. Andy Boyce is an avian and conservation ecologist with the Migratory Bird Center & Great Plains Science Program and Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Before arriving at the Smithsonian in 2018, Andy received his BA in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Colorado, and his PhD in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. His work focuses on understanding how the restoration of grassland keystone species impacts grassland birds of conservation concern, and bird biodiversity in general. His work and that of his students combines old-fashioned point counts and nest-searching with cutting-edge animal tracking technology including GPS and Motus tags.

The meeting will be held in Room 110 in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) on the University of Montana campus. The building lies on the south end of campus on Beckwith Avenue between Maurice and Mansfield avenues. Due to our membership being composed of many older adults, masks are encouraged, but not required by the university. Room 110 is large enough that social distancing should not be a problem, but you also have the option of watching the meeting over the zoom link listed below, until you feel comfortable attending.

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