July ASCA Meeting: Kevin Krajcir on Banding 🗓

Kevin Krajcir will be our presenter for the meeting of the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas. Kevin Krajcir is a conservation biologist with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. Kevin recently set up a banding station at the Little Rock Audubon Center to bring central Arkansas into several national projects including a Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) study and a Monitoring of Neotropical Migrants study, as well as a long-term exploration of the effects of bird-friendly land management practices. The banding station began capturing birds this past spring. In this presentation Kevin will share about banding, how work at the Little Rock station has gone so far, and the hopes for these and other studies going forward.

All are welcome to participate in this online gathering. Go here to receive the Zoom link and register: https://delta.audubon.org/events/bird-banding-little-rock-kevin-krajcir

June Meeting 🗓

This Thursday at 7 p.m. online we’re in for a great Audubon Society of Central Arkansas meeting with Dr. Jeremy Cohen. Jeremy Cohen is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. His research connects global change biology and avian ecology, using big environmental and ecological datasets (including eBird data) and statistical modeling techniques to understand how birds are responding to extreme and unusual weather events, which have increased greatly in frequency and intensity over the past several decades. In his presentation, he will discuss how eastern North American birds have reacted to heat waves, droughts and a polar vortex and how these responses are predictable based on species’ life history traits. All are welcome, but registration for the Zoom meeting is required: Register Here!