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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • 06:15 08:00

    Early Morning Bird Watching

    Marriott Pinnacle Hotel | [Congress Delegates]
  • 07:00 08:00

    Early Bird Running

    Marriott Pinnacle Hotel | [Congress Delegates]
  • 07:15 08:15

    Student‑Mentor Breakfast

    West 201 | [Congress Delegates][Tickets for Sale]

    Join us for an early morning coffee at the IOC Mentors Breakfast.

    If you are an undergraduate or graduate student thinking about next steps in your life, come and join us for coffee and the opportunity to meet and quiz a flock of ornithologists working in a range of areas from the government, to academia, industry to conservation organizations. There are surprising opportunities to use the diverse skills that you have developed!

    Coffee, tea and pastries will be served.

    Tickets are only $10/ Student - Click here for more information 

  • 07:30 20:30


    Level 100 [Congress Delegates]
  • 08:30 09:30

    Plenary Session | Migratory Birds in a Changing World | Jennifer Gill

    West Ballroom A | [Congress Delegates]
    Session Chair: Kathy Martin
    Subject: Migration and Orientation
    Presentation Type: Plenary
    Title of Abstract: Migratory birds in a changing world
    Authors: Jennifer Gill, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 09:30 10:00

    Coffee Break

    Level 100 Foyer West
  • 10:00 17:00

    Science World Bird Festival Day | Science World at TELUS World of Science

    Science World at TELUS World of Science | [with admission]

    Discover the wonders of science and nature through interactive exhibits and live stage shows in BC’s iconic science centre located in the geodesic dome at the foot of False Creek.

    As part of the Vancouver International Bird Festival, Science World will be showcasing bird-focused films and activities, free with admission. Anthrocon’s stunning Philippine eagle costume is expected to appear through the day.

    • Getting into Birding presentation at 12:20 pm with Jody Allair from Bird Studies Canada at Centre Stage
    • An international selection of bird films and Global Soundscapes – a live show which demonstrates how birds and other animals use sound to survive, in the Science Theatre.
    • Urban Bird Activities in our Ken Spencer Science Park
    • Self-guided nature tour highlighting the birds of False Creek
  • 10:00 12:00

    Symposium Sessions

    Level 100 | [Congress Delegates]

    S03 - Millions of Migrations
    Symposium Conveners: Eli Bridge, Nir Sapir

    S03.01 - The migration synthesis
    Authors: Robert H. Diehl, US Geological Survey, Bozeman, MT, USA
    S03.02 - The movement ecology paradigm in theory and in practice
    Authors: Ran Nathan, Movement Ecology laboratory, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    S03.03 - Mechanistic models to predicting flyway-wide migration
    Authors: Simeon Lisovski, Silke Bauer, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland
    S03.04 - A continental system for forecasting bird migration
    Authors: Benjamin M. Van Doren1, Kyle G. Horton2, 1. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA
    S03.05 - Beyond migratory connectivity: Spatially explicit network analysis reveals multi-species annual-cycle movement patterns of sea ducks and the importance of molting sites
    Authors: Juliet S. Lamb1, Peter Paton1, Jason Osenkowski2, Shannon Badzinski3, Alicia Berlin4, Tim Bowman5, Chris Dwyer5, Luke Fara6, Scott Gilliland3, Kevin Kenow7, Christine Lepage3, Mark Mallory8, Jean-Pierre Savard3, Lucas Savoy9, Michael Schummer10, Caleb Spiegel5, Scott McWilliams1, 1. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA, 2. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, South Kingstown, RI, USA, 3. Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada,

    S10 - Integrating Human Cultural Perspectives in Bird Conservation: the Role of Ethno-ornithological Research and Practice
    Symposium Conveners: Andrew Gosler, Felice Wyndham

    S10.01 - Ethno-ornithology and conservation: understanding context for effective community dialogue and long-term impact at Key Biodiversity Areas
    Authors: John Fanshawe, BirdLife International, Griton, United Kingdom
    S10.02 - Patterns of cultural and biological diversity: mapping the evidence for congruence at ethno-ornithology at scale, lessons for setting priorities for linguistics
    Authors: Karen E. Park, Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    S10.03 - Secwepemc Ethno-ornithological Knowledge expressed in oral traditions: How it is told and what it tells us
    Authors: Marianne Ignace2, Ronald E. Ignace1, 1. Skeetchestn Indian Band, Savona BC V0K 2J0, BC, Canada, 2. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    S10.04 - Paraguayan ethno-ornithology, traditional knowledge and bird conservation
    Authors: Alberto Yanosky2, Enrique Bragayrac1, 1. Guyra Paraguay, Asunción, Paraguay, 2. Guyra Paraguay / CONACYT, Asunción, Paraguay
    S10.05 - Iconic manakins and despicable grackles: comparing the cultural values of birds across farmers, urbanites and birders in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
    Authors: Alejandra Echeverri1, Daniel S. Karp2, Robin Naidoo3, Joseph Tobias4, Jiaying Zhao1, Kai M. Chan1. Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2. Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA, 3. World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, USA, 4. Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

    S12 - Sexual Signals and Speciation in Birds: Combining Field and Genomic Approaches
    Symposium Conveners: Michael Webster, Darren Irwin

    S12.01 - Sexual signals and reproductive isolation in fairy-wrens and other birds
    Authors: Michael S. Webster1, Daniel Baldassarre2, Emma Greig1, 1. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
    S12.02 - Genomic and signal variation across avian hybrid zones: how important is sexual selection in speciation?
    Authors: Darren E. Irwin, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    S12.03 - Directional selection on plumage color maintains differences between subspecies of an island flycatcher
    Authors: J. Albert C. Uy1, Elizabeth A. Cooper2, 1. University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA, 2. Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
    S12.04 - The relative contributions of natural and sexual selection to reproductive barriers in multiple barn swallow hybrid zones
    Authors: Elizabeth Scordato1, 2, Chris Smith2, Georgy Semenov2, Liu Yu3, Matt Wilkins2, 7, Wei Liang4, Sundev Gombobaatar5, Kazuo Koyama6, Alex Rubtsov8, Sheela Turbek2, Craig Stricker9, Mike Wunder10, Rebecca Safran2, 1. Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, USA, 2. The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, 3. Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom,
    S12.05 - Diverge or merge? Asymmetry in behaviour and genetic introgression at a narrow contact zone and acoustic boundary in learned birdsong
    Authors: Caroline Dingle1, Wouter Halfwerk2, Hans Slabbekoorn3, 1. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3. Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

    S18 - The Form and Function of Birds' Nests
    Symposium Conveners: Mark Mainwaring, Vanya Rohwer

    S18.01 - Urbanisation and nest building in birds
    Authors: S. James Reynolds1, 2, 1. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2. Army Ornithological Society (AOS), Aldershot, United Kingdom
    S18.02 - Nests as a resource: the importance of Sociable Weaver nests to the Kalahari plant and animal community
    Authors: Robert L. Thomson, Anthony Lowney, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    S18.03 - The influence of nest architecture on the assembly of the avian microbiome
    Authors: Felipe Campos-Cerda1, Jorge H. Vega Rivera2, Brendan J. Bohannan1, 1. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA, 2. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, CMX, Mexico
    S18.04 - Does the use of spider web as nest material result in higher nest predation rates?
    Authors: Christa Beckmann1, 2, Michelle G. Green2, Abigail M. Watkins2, 1. University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia, 2. Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia
    S18.05 - Zebra finches build different nests at different temperatures
    Authors: Sophie C. Edwards1, Tanya T. Shoot2, R J. Martin2, David F. Sherry2, Susan D. Healy1, 1. University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, 2. University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

    S21 - New Frontiers in Avian Urban Research
    Symposium Conveners: Sue Anne Zollinger, Davide Dominoni

    S21.01 - The power of field experiments to urban ecology: parsing environmental effects on avian behaviour, fitness and community interactions
    Authors: Clinton D. Francis, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
    S21.02 - Evolutionary adaptation or physiological acclimation to urban environments by birds
    Authors: Caroline Isaksson, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    S21.03 - Experimental assessment of whole-body effects of artificial light at night on the Great Tit
    Authors: Barbara Helm1, Maaike de Jong2, Kees van Oers2, Kamiel Spoelstra2, Gavin Blackburn3, Peter O'Shaughnessy3, Davide Dominoni3, Marcel Visser2, 1. University of Groningen, NL, and University of Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2. Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO, Wageningen, Netherlands, 3. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    S21.04 - Long-term and cross-generational effects of chronic traffic noise exposure in birds
    Authors: Sue Anne Zollinger, Samuel I. Hardman, Henrik Brumm, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    S21.05 - Biodiversity within the city: Effects of land sharing and land sparing urban development in avian diversity
    Authors: Juan D. Ibáñez-Álamo1, Yanina Benedetti2, Enrique Rubio1, Mario Díaz3, Jukka Jokimäki4, Tomás Pérez-Contreras5, Philipp Sprau6, Jukka Suhonen7, Piotr Tryjanowski8, Anders P. Møller9, Federico Morelli2, 1. Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 2. Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Spatial Planning, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, 3. Department of Biogeography and Global Change, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain,

    S35 - Multiple Functions of the Song Control System of Songbirds
    Symposium Conveners: Manfred Gahr, Dinesh Bhatt

    S35.01 - What is controlled by the song control system of songbirds?
    Authors: J. Martin Wild1, Marc F. Schmidt2, 1. Department of Anatomy, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2. Dept. of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    S35.02 - The song control system of zebra finches is a general vocal control system
    Authors: Manfred Gahr, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    S35.03 - Influence of early-life nutritional stress on songbird memory formation
    Authors: Katherine L. Buchanan1, Brittany A. Bell2, Mimi L. Phan2, Alizée Meillère1, Jessica E. Evans1, Stefan Leitner3, David Vicario2, 1. Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia, 2. Rutgers University, Busch Campus, NJ, USA, 3. Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    S35.04 - Are the neural mechanisms shared between singing and dancing?: the role of the song control system in a courtship dance
    Authors: Nao Ota1, 2, Manfred Gahr1, 1. Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany, 2. Japan Society of the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    S35.05 - Development of temporal properties in vocal sequences by Bengalese finches (Lonchura striata var. domestica) and human infants
    Authors: Miki Takahasi1, 2, Kazuo Okanoya1, 3, Reiko Mazuka1, 4, 1. RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Wako-shi, Japan, 2. JSPS Research Fellow, Chiyoda-ku, Japan, 3. The University of Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Japan, 4. Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

    S39 - Exotic and Urban Psittacines: Impacts and Opportunities
    Symposium Conveners: Roelant Jonker, Steve Pruett-Jones

    S39.01 - To be or not to be an urban Psittacine
    Authors: Stephen Pruett-Jones1, Jennifer Uehling2, 1. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    S39.02 - City Parrots; A strategy for parrot conservation
    Authors: Roelant Jonker, City Parrots, Leiden, Netherlands
    S39.03 - American Parrots
    Authors: Michael P. Braun, Heidelberg University, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Dep. Biology, Im Neuenheimer Feld, Heidelberg, Germany
    S39.04 - Wildlife trade: a double-edged sword to the conservation status of Yellow-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua sulphurea)
    Authors: Astrid A. Andersson1, Luke Gibson2, Caroline Dingle1, 1. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2. SUStech, Shenzhen, China
    S39.05 - Naturalized citizen psittacines in southern California offer conservation opportunities for endangered Mexican species
    Authors: Brooke Durham, Independant, Jamul, CA, USA

    S48 - Loss of Tidal Wetlands Worldwide - Direct Anthropogenic Effects and Sea Level Rise
    Symposium Conveners: Bruno Ens, Richard Fuller

    S48.01 - Mud, glorious mud! Global distribution and conservation of intertidal wetlands
    Authors: Nicholas J. Murray1, 2, Micha V. Jackson1, Richard A. Fuller1, 1. University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 2. University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    S48.02 - The collapse and potential recovery of intertidal wetlands in the Yellow Sea: A crucial habitat for migratory waterbirds
    Authors: Yvonne I. Verkuil, International Wader Study Group, Garnwerd, Netherlands
    S48.03 - Sea-level rise and growing extinction risk for tidal marsh specialist birds in eastern North America: current status and future conservation
    Authors: Chris S. Elphick1, Jonathan B. Cohen2, Maureen D. Correll3, Christopher R. Field4, 1, Thomas P. Hodgman8, Brian T. Klingbeil7, 1, Adrienne I. Kovach5, Brian J. Olsen3, Katharine J. Ruskin3, 1, W. Gregory Shriver6, Elizabeth L. Tymkiw6, 1. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, 2. SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY, USA, 3. University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA, 
    S48.04 - Loss of Tidal Wetlands on U.S. Temperate Barrier Islands
    Authors: James D. Fraser, Katie M. Walker, Eunbi Kwon, Samantha G. Robinson, Henrietta A. Bellman, Audrey L. DeRose-Wilson, Julia D. Monk, Daniel H. Catlin, Sarah M. Karpanty, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
    S48.05 - Tidal wetlands in the Netherlands: from reclaiming to protecting
    Authors: Bruno J. Ens1, Hans Schekkerman1, Martijn van de Pol2, Kees Rappoldt3, 1. Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2. NIOO-KNAW, Wageningen, Netherlands, 3. EcoCurves, Haren, Netherlands
  • 12:00 18:00

    Nature & Bird Expo Open | Poster Sessions

    Exhibit Hall A | [Congress Delegates]

    Behavior and Behavioral Ecology

    Cognition, Learning and Communication

    Community and Landscape Ecology

    Contaminants, Disease and Immunoecology

    Foraging, Energetics and Nutrition

    Migration and Orientation

    Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology


    <<Poster Authors & Descriptions>>

  • 12:00 14:00

    IOU Fellows Meeting

    Room: 111/112 | [IOU Fellows Only]
  • 13:30 14:30

    Plenary Session | Evolutionary Ecology of Avian Brood Parasites | Juan C. Reboreda

    West Ballroom A | [Congress Delegates]

    Session Chair: Igor Berkunsky

    Subject: Evolution
    Presentation Type: Plenary
    Title of Abstract: Evolutionary ecology of avian brood parasites
    Authors: Juan C. Reboreda, Department of Ecology, Genetic & Evolution, Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina



  • 14:30 15:00

    Coffee Break

    Exhibit Hall A
  • 15:00 16:30

    e‑Poster Presentations (Station 1 ‑ 14)

    Exhibit Hall A | [Congress Delegates]

    Please check the APP for full e-Poster listings. 

  • 15:30 16:15

    Science Tours

    VCC West | Open to Public

    Get an in-depth view of science in action guided by university students from Simon Fraser University to the scientific posters, attendance at talks, opportunity to chat with ornithologists from around the world, and access to the Nature and Bird Expo. Fore more information, email:

  • 16:30 18:00

    Oral Sessions (O11 ‑ 20)

    Level 100 | [Congress Delegates]

    O11 - Behavior and Behavioral Ecology: Mechanisms of Behaviour
    Session Chair: Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

    O11.01 - Taking a proximate view of a female ornament: do androgens mediate acquisition of the ornamented phenotype in female White-shouldered Fairywrens?
    Authors: Jordan Boersma1, Erik D. Enbody2, John A. Jones2, Jordan Karubian2, Hubert Schwabl1, 1. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, 2. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    O11.02 - Individual differences in heart rate reveal a broad range of autonomic phenotypes in a free-living seabird population
    Authors: Martina S. Müller1, 2, Alexei L. Vyssotski3, Maki Yamamoto4, Ken Yoda2, 1. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA, 2. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 3. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 4. Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan
    O11.03 - Cooperation, kinship and sex allocation in the New Zealand rifleman
    Authors: Nyil Khwaja1, Stephanie A. Preston2, James V. Briskie1, Ben J. Hatchwell2 -1. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    O11.04 - The frequent flyer's guide to avoiding oxidative damage: how birds can ameliorate the cost of migration using their endogenous antioxidant system
    Authors: Kristen J. DeMoranville1, Wales Carter1, Keara Bohannon2, Luke Douglas1, Barbara Pierce2, Scott R. McWilliams1, 1. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA, 2. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, USA
    O11.05 - The fine-scale flight performance of Nazca boobies (Sula granti)
    Authors: Jennifer L. Howard, David J. Anderson, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    O11.06 - Spatial autocorrelation of white-throated sparrow song variation at the neighbourhood scale
    Authors: Jacalyn Normandeau, Scott M. Ramsay, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    O11.07 - Talk with him or talk with her: Sex-specific call-based communication in freely behaving songbirds
    Authors: Nicolas M. Adreani1, Ellen Zippi2, Manfred Gahr1, Andries ter Maat1, 1. Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany, 2. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    O11.08 - Maternal immunization increases nestling metabolic rate, immune function and fledging success in the Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
    Authors: Gary Burness1, Deanna Moher1, Noah Ben-Ezra1, Ryan J. Kelly1, Dennis Hasselquist2, Eunice H. Chin1. Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada, 2. Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 3. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

    012 - Behavior and Behavioral Ecology: Social Behaviour and Territoriality
    Session Chair: Mike Cherry

    O12.01 - Travelling with friends: long-distance migration in close-knit social groups
    Authors: Kiran L. Dhanjal-Adams, Silke Bauer, Tamara Emmenegger, Steffen Hahn, Simeon Lisovski, Felix Liechti, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland
    O12.02 - Beyond kin selection: the relative importance of direct benefits for helping decisions in cooperatively breeding birds
    Authors: Sjouke A. Kingma1, Frank Groenewoud1, Martijn Hammers1, Kat Bebbington1, 2, Hannah L. Dugdale3, Terry A. Burke4, David S. Richardson2, Jan Komdeur1, 1. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 2. University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, 3. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, 
    O12.03 - High-ranking lefts and escape artist rights: laterality plays a role in Yellow-bellied Tits (Pardaliparus venustulus)
    Authors: Gaoyang Yu, Wenqian Xie, Jinxin Guo, Jun Wang, Yichen Wu, Jianqiang Li, Jiliang Xu, School of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
    O12.04 - Greeting the neighbor, checking out the intruder: Can common cuckoos discriminate between familiar and stranger individuals by their calls?
    Authors: Zoltan Elek1, Mark E. Hauber2, Miklos Bán3, Attila Fülöp3, Nikoletta Geltsch1, Attila Márton3, Csaba Moskát1, 1. MTA-ELTE-MTM Ecology Research Group, Budapest, Hungary, 2. Department of Animal Biology, School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, 3. MTA-DE Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
    O12.05 - Cooperative nest defence by European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) during a predatory threat
    Authors: Colleen A. Barber1, Elizabeth A. Lewis2, 1. Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    O12.06 - Social dynamics and the opportunity for female conflict in the Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti)
    Authors: Derrick J. Thrasher1, 2, Michael S. Webster1, 2, 1. Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2. Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    O12.07 - Sitters and switchers: evidence for widespread itinerant territoriality in breeding Wood Warblers
    Authors: Shannon B. Luepold1, 2, Gilberto Pasinelli1, 2, 1. Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland, 2. University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    O12.08 - Selective social information gathering by prospecting in a heterospecific bird community
    Authors: Chaminda P. Ratnayake1, Wiebke Schütt2, Pauliina Teerikorpi3, Robert L. Thomson4, 3, Toni Laaksonen3, 5, 1. Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2. Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 3. Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 

    013 - Community and Landscape Ecology: Ecological Patterns
    Session Chair: David Green

    O13.01 - Influences of environmental heterogeneity on the beta-diversity patterns of breeding birds on a sub-tropical island
    Authors: Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Chia Hsieh, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    O13.02 - Functional composition of migratory bird communities across danger and productivity trade-offs
    Authors: Richard Johnston, David Green, David B. Lank, Center for Wildlife Ecology, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    O13.04 - Identifying the mechanisms driving earlier nesting by a partial migrant: an individual-based modeling approach
    Authors: Jason M. Winiarski1, Benjamin P. Pauli2, Julie A. Heath1, 1. Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA, 2. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, USA
    O13.05 - Unintended consequences of Bald Eagle repatriation on other recovering birds
    Authors: Jennyffer Cruz Bernal1, Steven K. Windels2, Wayne E. Thogmartin3, Shawn M. Crimmins4, Leland H. Grim2, 1. University of Wisconsin -Madison, Madison, WI, USA, 2. National Park Service, International Falls, MI, USA, 3. U.S. Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI, USA, 4. University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, USA
    O13.06 - A global avian invader on the move: a case study of the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
    Authors: Tali Magory Cohen1, Matthew McKinney2, Salit Kark2, Suresh Kumar3, Manoj Nair3, Roi Dor1, 1. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2. The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 3. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, UK, India
    O13.07 - A global analysis of the effect of local and landscape attributes on avian diversity in urban greenspaces
    Authors: Corey T. Callaghan1, Richard E. Major2, Mitchell B. Lyons1, John M. Martin3, Richard T. Kingsford1, 1. Centre for Ecosystem Science; UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2. Australian Museum Research Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 3. Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    O13.08 - Patterns and causes of tropical montane life histories: an observational and experimental study in Malaysian Borneo
    Authors: Adam E. Mitchell, Thomas E. Martin, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA

    O14 - Conservation: Conservation and Anthropogenic Change
    Session Chair: Ken Otter

    O14.01 - Current threats faced by Neotropical parrot populations
    Authors: Igor Berkunsky1, Petra Quillfeldt2, Donald J. Brightsmith3Maria C. Abbud4, JMR E. Aguilar5, Ulises Alemán-Zelaya6, Rosana M. Aramburú7
    O14.02 - The mysterious case of the Carolina Parakeet: comparing patterns of range contraction to hypothesized extinction drivers
    Authors: Kevin R. Burgio1, Colin J. Carlson2, Alexander L. Bond3, Margaret A. Rubega1, Morgan W. Tingley1, 1. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, 2. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland, Annapolis, MD, USA, 3. The Natural History Museum, Bird Group, Department of Life Sciences, Tring, United Kingdom
    O14.03 - Climate and habitat predictors of distribution and abundance in the Olive-sided Flycatcher and the Western Wood-pewee in northwestern North America
    Authors: Tara Stehelin, Fiona Schmiegelow, University of Alberta at Yukon College, Whitehorse, YT, Canada
    O14.04 - Consequences of mismatched breeding on the fitness of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius sparverius and F. s. paulus) in North America
    Authors: Kathleen R. Callery, Jason M. Winiarski, Julie A. Heath, Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA
    O14.05 - Bioeconomic modeling and bird conservation: A review of current literature and directions for future research
    Authors: Ted E. Gilliland, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA
    O14.06 - Citizen science in Russia: at the roots of beginning
    Authors: Veronika Samotskaya1, 2, Julia Mikhnevich2, Viktoriya Moskalenko3, 1. Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2., Moscow, Russia, 3. Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    O14.07 - Monitoring responses of songbirds to anthropogenic habitat disturbances using sound localization
    Authors: Richard W. Hedley, Jocelyn Gregoire, Erin M. Bayne, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    O14.08 - Anthropogenic nightlight and noise effects on FeederWatch bird abundance
    Authors: Ashley A. Wilson1, Neil H. Carter2, Jesse R. Barber2, Eliot Miller3, Clinton D. Francis1, 1. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, 2. Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA, 3. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA

    O15 - Evolution: Avian Evolution
    Session Chair: Geoff Hill

    O15.01 - Long-term data reveal sex-specific genetic variation in fitness, and detrimental genetic impacts of immigrants, in song sparrows
    Authors: Jane Reid1, Peter Arcese2, Matthew Wolak3, 1. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 3. Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
    O15.02 - Ecological differentiation accelerates trait evolution in Andean and Amazonian birds
    Authors: Vanessa E. Luzuriaga-Aveiga, Jason Weir, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada
    O15.03 - Beta diversity patterns in passerine species assemblages across elevational gradients on islands of the Malay Archipelago
    Authors: Nina Gallmetzer, Christian H. Schulze, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    O15.04 - Population genomics of Vermivora warblers
    Authors: David P. Toews1, Scott A. Taylor2, Gunnar Kramer3, Henry Streby3, Irby J. Lovette1, 1. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, 3. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    O15.05 - The multifaceted evolution of avian nests
    Authors: Chih-Ming Hung1, Yi-Ting Fang2, Mao-Ning Tuanmu1, 1. Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 2. National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    O15.06Early development in the color polymorphic tawny owl: offspring condition, recruitment probability and effects on evolutionary dynamics under climate change
    Authors: Chiara Morosinotto1, Kari Ahola2, Teuvo Karstinen3, Esa Aaltonen4, Atte Lindqvist1, Patrik Karell1, 1. Novia University of Applied Sciences, Ekenäs, Finland, 2. Tornihaukantie 8D 72, FI-02620, Espoo, Finland, 3. Juusinkuja 1, FI-02700, Kauniainen, Finland, 4. Vanhansahantie 13B 7, FI-08800, Lohja, Finland
    O15.07 - Nonequivalent lethal equivalents: Estimation of inbreeding depression with pedigrees and genomic data in simulated and wild bird populations
    Authors: Pirmin Nietlisbach1, Stefanie Muff2, Jane M. Reid3, Michael C. Whitlock1, Lukas F. Keller2, 1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 3. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    O15.08 - Morphological diversification among corvoid passerines and the “progressive occupation of adaptive zones”
    Authors: Jonathan Kennedy1, Petter Marki1, Ben Blonder2, Chris Cooney3, Jon Fjeldså1, Carsten Rahbek1, 1. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 3. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    O16 - Foraging, Energetics and Nutrition
    Session Chair: Ron Ydenberg

    O16.01 - Energy landscapes as mechanisms underlying animal foraging behaviour
    Authors: Juan F. Masello1, Akiko Kato2, Julia Sommerfeld1, Thomas Mattern1, Petra Quillfeldt1, 1. Justus Liebig University Gießen, Giessen, Germany, 2. Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, UMR7372 CNRS-Université La Rochelle, Chizé, France
    O16.02 - Long-term repeatability of BMR in free-living tropical birds
    Authors: Andrey Bushuev1, 3, Anvar Kerimov1, 3, Oleg Tolstenkov2, 3, Ekaterina Zubkova1, 3, 1. Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2. Center of Parasitology, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 3. Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technological Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    O16.03 - Integrating morphology and kinematics in the scaling of hummingbird hovering metabolic rate and efficiency
    Authors: Derrick J. Groom1, 2, M. Cecilia B. Toledo3, Donald R. Powers4, Bret W. Tobalske5Kenneth C. Welch1, 2, 1. University of Toronto Scarborough, Dept. of Biol. Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2. University of Toronto, Cell & Systems Biology Department, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3. Instituto Bàsico de Biociências, Universidade de Taubaté, Taubaté, SP, Brazil, 4. Department of Biology, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, USA, 5. Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
    O16.04 - Simultaneous tracking in lesser black-backed gulls: equal investment in parenting?
    AuthorsMarwa Kavelaars1, 2, Eric Stienen2, Luc Lens3, Wendt Müller1, 1. Behavioural Ecology and Ecophysiology Group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 2. Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 3. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Brussels, Belgium
    O16.05 - The Kelp Gull in northern New Zealand: evidence of changing diet from stable isotope analysis of bone and feathers
    Authors: Mel Galbraith1, Matt Rayner2, Sarah J. Bury3, Graham Jones1, Diane Fraser1
    1. Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, 3. National Institute of Water and Atmosphere, Wellington, New Zealand
    O16.06 Food hoarding of an avian predator: sex- and age-related differences under fluctuating food conditions
    Authors: Giulia Masoero1, Chiara Morosinotto1, 2, Toni Laaksonen1, 3, Erkki Korpimäki1
    1. Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2. Novia University of Applied Sciences, Bioeconomy research team, Ekenäs, Finland, 3. Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Turku, Finland
    O16.07 - The cost of phenotypic mismatch: warm acclimated siskins eat three times more food but loose three times more fat after a drop in temperature than cold acclimated individuals
    Authors: François Vézina1, Lyette Régimbald1, Jolanie Roy1, Flavia Pereira1, Emily Cornelius Ruhs1, Oliver P. Love2, 1. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, QC, Canada, 2. University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    O16.08 - Experimentally increased heat loss affects work rate and immune function in breeding blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus)
    Authors: Fredrik Andreasson, Arne Hegemann, Andreas Nord, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    O17 - Migration and Orientation: Physiological Adaptations for Migration
    Session Chair: Marilyn Ramenofsky

    O17.01 - Quantitative Magnetic Resonance (QMR) proves migratory fattening in Northern Wheatears
    Authors: Natalie A. Kelsey, Franz Bairlein, Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland", Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    O17.02 - Asymmetrical fat mobilization affects flight aerodynamics in long distance migrants: showcase of Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
    Authors: Lorian C. Straker1, Jeffrey Feaster2, Brittany Hutchinson3, Joseph R. Jehl4, Javid Bayandor2, 1. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, 2. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, 4. U. S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA
    O17.03 - Integrating migratory behaviour and physiology: adrenocorticoid activity, aerobic capacity and fuel load determine ecological barrier crossing in free-flying songbirds
    Authors: Katherine R. Snell, Jesse Krause, Rachel Muheim, John Wingfield, Kasper Thorup, CMEC, Copenhagen, Denmark
    O17.04 - The oxidative challenges of migration
    Authors: Cas Eikenaar1, Caroline Isaksson2, Arne Hegemann2, 1. Institute of Avian Research, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 2. Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    O17.05 - Mesoscale stopover habitat associations of migratory songbirds in Canada
    Authors: Greg W. Mitchell1, James D. McLaren1, Charles M. Francis2, Jaclyn A. Smolinsky3, Norman R. Donaldson4, Jeff J. Buler3, 1. Wildlife Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2. Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 3. Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, 4. Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
    O17.06Novel insights into stopover ecology of shorebirds in eastern North America from the MOTUS wildlife tracking network
    AuthorsCharles M. Francis1, Jamie McLaren2, Paul A. Smith2, 1. Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2. Science and Technology, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    O17.07 - Water supplementation as determinant of stopover behaviour at a desert site
    Authors: Roberto C. Frias1, Lilian Villarin2, Agnes Hotz-Wagenblatt3, Franz Bairlein1, Michael Wink2, 1. Institute of Avian Research Ornithological Station Helgoland, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 2. Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg, Germany, 3. Bioinformatics Group, Core Facility Genomics and Proteomics, German Cancer Research Center, (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
    O17.08 - Inexperienced navigators: How do translocated juvenile Black-tailed Godwits find their way south?
    Authors: Jelle A. Loonstra1, Mo A. Verhoeven1, Theunis Piersma1, 2, 1. Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 2. NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Coastal Systems and Utrecht University, Den Burg, Netherlands

    O18 - Contaminants and Disease Ecology
    Session Chair: Christy Morrissey

    O18.01 - Light pollution increases West Nile virus competence in a ubiquitous passerine reservoir species
    Authors: Meredith E. Kernbach1, Jeanette M. Miller1, Richard J. Hall2, Thomas R. Unnasch1, Lynn B. Martin1, 1. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA, 2. University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    O18.02 - Environmentally relevant methylmercury exposure reduces the metabolic scope of zebra finches
    Authors: Chad Seewagen1, Daniel Cristol2, Alexander Gerson3, 1. Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, New Fairfield, CT, USA, 2. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA, 3. University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    O18.03 - Sublethal effects of the neonicotinoid insecticide acetamiprid on stress physiology and sperm quality in a songbird
    Authors: Ségolène Humann-Guilleminot1, 2, Cannelle Tassin de Montaigu1, Łukasz Binkowski1, 3, Julien Sire1, Sandra Grünig1, Juanita Olana Marin2, Gaëtan Glauser4, Fabrice Helfenstein1, 1. Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecophysiology, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2. Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland, 3. Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Krakow, Poland, 4. Neuchâtel Platform of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    O18.04 - Heavy Metal Exposure in Resident and Migratory Raptors in Mexico
    Authors: Meagan L. Campbell1, Jaime R. Von Osten2, Enrique Alarcón-Gutiérrez1, Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza1, 1. Universidad Veracruzana, INBIOTECA, XALAPA, VER, Mexico, 2. Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Instituto de Ecología, Pesquerías y Oceanografía del Golfo de México, Campeche, CAM, Mexico
    O18.05 - Using shorebirds as sentinels for heavy metal exposure
    Authors: Joanna Burger1, David Mizrahi2, Nellie Tsipoura3, Christian Jeitner1, Jason Mobley4, Michael Gochfeld5, 1. Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2. New Jersey Audubon, Cape May, NJ, USA, 3. New Jersey Audubon, Bernardsville, NJ, USA, 4. AQUASIS, Iparaná, Caucaia, CE, Brazil, 5. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    O18.06 - Population trends and neonicotinoid pesticide exposures in hummingbirds
    Authors: Christine A. Bishop1, Alison J. Moran2, Michelle Toshack3, Scott Wilson4, Adam C. Smith4, Elizabeth Elle3, John E. Elliott1, 1. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Delta, BC, Canada, 2. Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Victoria, BC, Canada, 3. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 4. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, BC, Canada
    O18.07 - Tracking the effects of a neonicotinoid insecticide in migratory songbirds
    Authors: Margaret L. Eng1, Bridget J. Stutchbury2, Christy A. Morrissey1, 1. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2. York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    O18.08 - Trophic magnification of persistent organic pollutants within a terrestrial food-web of an avian top predator, the Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
    Authors: Katharine M. Fremlin1, John E. Elliott2, Frank A. Gobas1, David Green1, Kenneth Drouillard3, 1. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 2. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Delta, BC, Canada, 3. University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

    O19 - Population and Individual Ecology: Life Histories
    Session Chair: Christian Both

    O19.01 - Stage-specific predation risk affects morphology, performance, and survival: an experimental test
    Authors: James C. Mouton1, Natalie A. Wright2, 4, Bret W. Tobalske2, Thomas E. Martin3, 1. MTCWRU, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA, 2. University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA, 3. USGS, MTCWRU, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA, 4. Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, USA
    O19.02 - To breed or to moult: an examination of morph-specific moult-reproduction strategies and costs in Gouldian finches
    Authors: Rita Fragueira1, Simon Verhulst2, Michaël Beaulieu1, 1. Zoological Institute and Museum - University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany, 2. Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    O19.03 - Lifetime reproductive success of female tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)
    Authors: Lisha L. Berzins1, Russell D. Dawson2, Christy A. Morrissey1, Robert G. Clark1, 3, 1. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2. University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada, 3. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    O19.04 - Geographic variation in the intensity of phenological mismatch between Arctic shorebirds and their invertebrate prey
    Authors: Eunbi Kwon1, Emily L. Weiser2, Richard B. Lanctot3, Stephen C. Brown4, H. River Gates5, H.Grant Gilchrist6, Steve J. Kendall7, David B. Lank8, Joseph R. Liebezeit9, Laura McKinnon10, Erica Nol11, David C. Payer12, Jennie Rausch13, Daniel J. Rinella3, Sarah T. Saalfeld3, Nathan R. Senner14, Paul A. Smith6, David Ward15, Robert W. Wisseman16, Brett K. Sandercock17, 1. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, 2. US Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI, USA, 3. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK, USA, 
    O19.05 - Wintering in agriculture has no negative consequences over the condition and survival of Yellow warblers in Jalisco, Mexico
    Authors: Simon O. Valdez Juarez, David J. Green, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    O19.06 - Survival is negatively related to basal metabolic rate in tropical Andean birds
    AuthorsMicah N. Scholer, Peter Arcese, Martin L. Puterman, Jill E. Jankowski
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    O19.07 - Phenological variation among individuals with different migratory strategies in a partial migrant population
    Authors: Veronica Mendez1, 3, Jose A. Alves2, 1, Bodvar Þórisson1, Tomas G. Gunnarsson1, Jennifer A. Gill3 1. University of Iceland, Laugarvatn, Iceland, 2. University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 3. University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    O19.08 - The cost of being late: can Icelandic Whimbrels compensate for temporal delays?
    Authors: Camilo Carneiro1, 2, Tómas G. Gunnarsson2, José A. Alves1, 2, 1. Dep. Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 2. South Iceland Research Centre, University of Iceland, Laugarvatn, Iceland

    O20 - Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology: Avian Energetics
    Session Chair: Virginie Canoine

    O20.01 - Seasonal metabolic variation in desert populations of two southern African passerine species
    Authors: Matthew J. Noakes1, Blair O. Wolf2, Andrew E. McKechnie1, 3, 1. DST-NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2. Biology Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 3. South African Research Chair in Conservation Physiology, National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria, South Africa
    O20.02 - Burning the engine to optimize metabolism? The implications of lean mass catabolism during long duration flight in a songbird
    Authors: Alexander R. Gerson1, Derrick J. Groom1, Joely DeSimone1, 2, Elizabeth Black1, Morag Dick3, 1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, 2. Biology Dept, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA, 3. Western University, London, ON, Canada
    O20.03 - How do birds cope with novel stress during migration?
    Authors: Nikolaus Huber2Virginie Canoine1, Massimiliano Cardinale3, Jessica S. Cornils4, Thomas Ruf4, Leonida Fusani2, 1. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2. Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 3. Institute for Marine Research, Swedish Board of Fisheries, Lysekil, Sweden,
    O20.04 - Effects of dim light at night on activity behaviour and physiology in female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Authors: Twinkle Batra, Vinod Kumar, University of Delhi, New Delhi, DL, India
    O20.05 - Thermoregulation in free-ranging ground woodpeckers Geocolaptes olivaceus: no evidence of torpor
    Authors: Ryno Kemp1, 2, 3, Matthew J. Noakes1, 2, 3, Andrew E. McKechnie1, 2, 3, 1. University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2. National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria, South Africa, 3. Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Cape Town, South Africa
    O20.06 - Avian thermoregulation in the heat: is evaporative cooling more economical in nocturnal birds?
    Authors: Ryan S. O'Connor1, Ben Smit2, William A. Talbot3, Alexander R. Gerson4, Mark Brigham5, Blair O. Wolf3, Andrew E. McKechnie1, 6, 1. University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 3. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    O20.07 - In areas close to the Arctic, resident birds and long-distance migratory birds must both adapt their phenotype to endure the winter cold
    Authors: Audrey Le Pogam1, Justine Drolet1, Lyette Régimbald2, Oliver P. Love3, François Vézina1, 1. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Center of Northern Studies, Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science, BOREAS, Rimouski, QC, Canada, 2. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, QC, Canada, 3. Department of Biological Sciences and Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, Chair in Integrative Ecology, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    O20.08 - Lean mass loss in Swainson's thrush (Catharus ustulatus) is driven by humidity rather than energetic state or flight speed
    Authors: Derrick J. Groom1, Jessica Deakin2, M. Collette Lauzau1, Alexander R. Gerson1, 1. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, 2. University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
  • 18:00 21:00

    AFC | Exhibit Opening Reception

    Exhibit Hall A | [Tickets for Sale]

    You're invited to a unique annual event - Artists for Conservation's 2018 Grand Opening Reception.

    Experience an intimate evening with internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists. Be the first to see one of the world's premier nature-inspired art exhibits and the unveiling of AFC's Silent Skies mural.

    Meet dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, and celebrate Simon Combes Conservation Award winner, Guy Combes. Watch the Raptor Quick Sketch. featuring painting of live birds of prey models. Proceeds of the sketches will support of AFC's environmental education program. ​

    Ticket includes reception admission and 1 complimentary beverage (wine/beer or non-alcoholic) and hors d'oevres. Cash bar will be available.

    All original artwork is for sale with at least 40% of the proceeds supporting conservation and education programs worldwide.

    Tickets are $110/person. Early Bird Ticket is $75/person until August 5, 2018 

    For more information or to purchase your tickets, click here

  • 19:00 21:30

    North American premier ‑ Bird of Prey Film | Science World

    Science World | [available with admission]

    Science World, the Vancouver International Bird Festival and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology proudly present the Canadian premiere of Bird of Prey, an award-winning film about the Philippine Eagle.

    The Philippine Eagle is the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today, and the future of these iconic raptors is tied to the fate of the last fragments of the country’s old-growth forest.

    Following the screening, there will be by a Q&A with members of the film and research team:

    • Neil Rettig, Cinematographer, Bird of Prey
      Dr Laura Johnson, Field Coordinator, Bird of Prey
      Dennis Salvador, Executive Director, Philippine Eagle Foundation
      Dr Jayson Ibañez, Research and Conservation Director, Philippine Eagle Foundation
    • Moderator: Dr Robert Butler, Chair, Vancouver International Bird Festival

    Attend the screening for a chance to win a pair of Zeiss binoculars!

    << For more information click here >>

  • 19:00 21:00

    Return of the Hipster Birdwatcher

    Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon [Purchase Tickets | 19+ only]

    NOTE: Open to ages 19+ only, please. All attendees will get the EyeLoveBirds Vancouver bird app for free on their iPhone, as well as a printed checklist of the common birds of Stanley Park. Have a beer before the walk starts!

    This summer, EyeLoveBirds is hosting a bird walk around Lost Lagoon. A bird walk, if you haven’t been on one before, is quite literally a walk-in-the-park, but with the express purpose of observing birds. Get the EyeLoveBirds app on your phone and join us to embark on your beatnik birdwatching fancy! This walk is for nature lovers who don’t quite consider themselves birders...yet. Build up the skill in a fun, casual, and social setting with a cold beer to get you started. Non-hipsters are welcome, too. For more information: <<CLICK HERE>>

    COST: $16.10

  • 20:00 22:00

    Round Table Discussions (RT01‑06)

    Level 100 | [Congress Delegates]


    RT01.01 - World bird classifications
    Authors: Frank Gill1, Les Christidis2, 1. Academy of Natural Sciences, Stockton, CA, USA, 2. Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
    RT02.01 - The two sides of feather corticosterone: effects on feather quality and archive of environmental stress
    Authors: Lukas Jenni1, L. Michael Romero2, Virginie Canoine3, 1. Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland, 2. Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA, 3. Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    RT03.01 - Developing bird collections through growth and enhancement
    Authors: Ildiko Szabo1, Till Töpfer2, Sylke Frahnert3, Kevin Winker4, 1. University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2. Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany, 3. Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 
    RT04.01 - Conservation of critically endangered birds on the islands of Eastern Indonesia
    Authors: Jeffrey A. Sayer1, Olivier Langrand2, 1. Department of Forest and Conservation Science, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2. Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund, Conservation International, Washington, DC, USA
    RT05.01 - Information exchange and promotion of seabird research and conservation in Pacific Ocean
    Authors: Yat-tung Yu1, Kiyoaki Ozaki2, 1. Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Hong Kong, China, 2. Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Abiko, Japan
    RT06.01 - The Canada Warbler International Conservation Initiative: Moving from planning to action
    Authors: Alaine F. Camfield1, Ana Gonzalez-Prieto2, Ted Cheskey3, Jon McCracken4, 1. Canadian Wildlife Service - Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gatineau, QC, Canada, 2. University of Saskatchewan; Selva - Research for Conservation in the Neotropics, White Rock, BC, Canada, 3. Nature Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 4. Bird Studies Canada, Port Rowan, ON, Canada
    RT22.01The use of spatial and temporal conservation measures for seabird conservation
    Authors: Sabine JessenRoss Jameson, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 20:00 22:00

    Workshop ‑ #TheTweetingBird: the relevance and impact of social media in ornithology

    Room: 118 | [Congress Delegates]
    Authors: Steve P. Dudley1Nicole Wood2
    1. British Ornithologists' Union (BOU), Peterborough, United Kingdom, 2. Central Michigan University & SciComm Monday, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA
    Abstract *

    Science communication is as fast moving as science itself, and in recent years social media have come to the fore as important tools used for communicating science at the peer-to-peer and wider interested public levels. Within ornithology, Twitter is clearly the dominant platform with thousands of active users reaching a daily audience of over 500,000 people. There is also a growing body of evidence that online mentions of research articles contributes to the citations of those articles, including in ecology and ornithology. Twitter in particular is driving this within ornithology, contributing 75% of the overall Altmetric Attention Score of articles published in 10 ornithology journals between 2012 and 2016. As the links between online activity and citations becomes better understood, increasing numbers of researchers are taking to social media to promote their research and conservation findings – to share with peers and for wider outreach to engage the public in key societal issues including conservation. This workshop will focus on two key areas of science communication for ornithologists:

    1. how individual researchers can contribute to the Altmetric Attention Score of their published research articles which in turn increases the probability of those articles being cited; and
    2. the most effective social media tools for science communication to engage peers and the interested general public.

    The workshop is suitable for all levels of social media user providing baseline understanding for beginners and as a valuable update/refresher for more experienced users.