ASCA Meeting March 14: All Things eBird 🗓

Audubon Society of Central Arkansas will be holding its meeting via Zoom.  Our topic this month is eBird.  eBird has changed the birding landscape, providing a fantastic tool for birdwatchers and ornithologists alike. But how can we get all of what eBird has to offer and be sure that our records provide the best data possible to help understand and save the birds we love? In this presentation, we’ll talk with Taylor Long, a software designer with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Arkansas eBird Reviewer, and Ariana Remmel, a science journalist, Birdnote contributor, and Central Arkansas regional reviewer, about all things eBird. Bring your burning eBird questions and learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes when using the tool. All our welcome to attend but registration is required: Click Here.

November 9, 2023 – Long-term monitoring of the rapidly declining Loggerhead Shrike in Arkansas

Dr. Than Boves, Professor of Ecology, ASU

Dr. Boves will talk about a research project his entire lab has helped out with, a now 8-year study on the super-charismatic, but sadly disappearing, Loggerhead Shrike. This includes studies of diet, time and energy budget, movements, pesticides, non-breeding, and breeding ecology.

Dr. Than Boves received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, an M.S in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Tennessee. He has now been studying birds as a professional ornithologist for about 18 years (and much longer as an amateur). He has spent the last 10 years mostly studying birds as a professor at Arkansas State University, where he has examined everything from feather mites to forest management. He has trained 13 Master’s students, and currently has 3 Ph.D. students and 5 Master’s students in his lab, along with numerous undergraduates. From this work, he and his students have co-authored >50 scientific articles.

7PM via Zoom