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Bob Curry

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  1. Villanova University’s Department of Biology invites applications for a MSEPF position in the field of behavioral ecology. Initial appointment will cover the Spring 2021 semester, then continuing for two subsequent academic years by mutual agreement between the Fellow, Mentor, and the Department; continuation for one additional year is possible also. The successful candidate will contribute to the vibrant curriculum of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; initial teaching responsibilities will include graduate Behavioral Ecology and a senior capstone seminar; teaching
  2. Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow within the Department of Biology, in the area of behavioral ecology. The position has a starting date of August 2019. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College’s teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience (MSE) program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a car
  3. A new meeting has been added to the =1']Ornithology Meetings database. Meeting Description: WOS will hold its 2017 annual meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. Scientific sessions will take place on 10 and 11 March. Field trips and social events will take place at localities including Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Dr. Frank Moore will deliver the 2017 Margaret Morse Nice Lecture on 10 March. Dr. Jerry Jackson of FGCU is the Chair of the Committee on Local Arrangements. Meeting Website: http://www.wilsonsociety.org/wos2
  4. BIRDNET, the web site of the Ornithological Council, has moved to a new server at the Smithsonian Institution, which kindly hosts the site. Please update your bookmarks to http://naturalhistory.si.edu/BIRDNET/index.html for news about the OC, and for a variety of resources for ornithologists.
  5. From Jack's son Eric: "For those of you who knew him and haven't yet heard the news, I am sad to report the death of my father, Jack Hailman. He was hospitalized on Dec. 26 with an acute illness which turned out to be the worsening of a lung condition that had been slowing him down for the past several months to years but which hadn't been recognized. After several difficult weeks, when it became clear he would not recover, we got him home and he died with his family at his side."
  6. Application portal for 1st Jed Burtt Mentoring Grants from the Wilson Ornithological Society is now open. Application deadline is 1 Dec. http://
  7. Bay Ferries has announced the schedule for the ferry running between St. John, New Brunswick, and Digby, Nova Scotia. This is a crossing of ~ 2.5 hours, with a lead of ~ 1 hour required before boarding (but no customs delay on the Nova Scotia side). This new boat will make 2 NB-to-NS crossings a day (0800h - 1030h, and 1430h - 1700h). From Digby, the drive to Wolfville—traversing the length of the beautiful Annapolis Valley—takes ~ 2 hours. Anyone taking this route may want to consider using the evening crossing and then staying in the many Bed-and-breakfast options in Digby, hist
  8. Online registration is now OPEN. Instructions and link to the payment site are available here. We have extending the deadlines for both Early Bird registration and for Abstract submission to Friday, 10 April. Individuals wishing to register by mail can do so using the form on the conference web site. The Early Bird rate will apply to submissions postmarked on or before 10 April. The information below supersedes previously posted rates. Listed rates do not include Harmonized Sales Tax (15%); rates shown are in $CAD (exchange as of 21 March: US$1 = CAD$1.25). Early bird: on or b
  9. Olson, S. L. 2015. History, morphology, and fossil record of the extinct Puerto Rican Parakeet Psittacara maugei Souancé. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127:1-12. Freed, L. A., D. Warakagoda, R. L. Cann, U. Sirivardana, and U. Hettige. 2015. A hybrid swarm of Dinopium woodpeckers in Sri Lanka. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127:13-20. Ralston, J., D. A. Ermacor, and J. J. Kirchman. 2015. A new wood warbler hybrid (Oreothlypis celata x O. ruficapilla) from the Adirondack mountains, New York. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127:21-28. Gilbert, W. M., and G. C. West. 2015. Mor
  10. The Nova Star web site is here: http://novastarcruises.com The crossing takes 11 hours, departing Portland in the evening (8 pm EDT) and arriving in Yarmouth at 8 am (ADT; one hour time difference vs. EDT). It's a good idea to pay extra for a cabin ... although staying up all night in the lounge is an option, as are the reservable recliner chairs. The return trip departs Yarmouth at 9:30 am (ADT) and arrives in Portland at 7 pm (EDT). The day crossing offers good whale- and seabird-watching.
  11. Joint meeting of AFO, SCO-SOC, and WOS, 15 – 19 July 2015, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Notice and Call for Papers (PDF) attached below. Follow meeting news via Twitter @AFOSCOWOS15, #AFOSCOWOS15 AFO-SCO~SOC-WOS-2015.pdf
  12. Volume 126, Number 4 CONTENTS December 2014 Major Articles 623 Long-term dynamics of bird use of clearcuts in post-fledging period Paul A. Porneluzi, Rafael Brito-Aguilar, Richard L. Clawson, and John Faaborg 635 Systematics of the obligate ant-following clade of antbirds (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) Morton L. Isler, Gustavo A. Bravo, and Robb T. Brumfield 649 Canada to Tierra del Fuego: species limits and historical biogeography of the Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) Mark B. Robbins and Árpád S. Nyári
  13. Alan Crawford, Jr., of Devon, PA, passed away at home on 23 August 2014. Mr. Crawford was a Life Member of the Wilson Ornithological Society, and he served for many years as a Trustee of WOS, with responsibility for overseeing the society's finances. An active civic leader, Mr. Crawford had served also on the Boards of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, the Philadelphia Zoological Association, and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, among many others.
  14. Space is available for undergraduate- and graduate-level versions of my summer field ecology course. This 2-credit Villanova University summer session course (http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/summersession.html) is open to science students enrolled in other universities and colleges. It features a hybrid format that includes online work in June, a 2-week field trip to Nova Scotia in early July, and online follow-up activities in late July. Students need to be present in person only for the trip (tentative dates: 30 June - 13 July). Emphasis will be on terrestrial and marine habitat diversi
  15. The Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society invite all ornithologists to attend our joint annual meeting at Salve Regina University in beautiful Newport, RI, 29 May - 1 Jun 2014. Highlights will include the Margaret Morse Nice Plenary Lecture by Dr. Don Kroodsma ("Birdsong: the hour before the dawn"; Fri, 30 May); invited symposia (Sat, 31 May) on Osprey biology and The biochemistry of frugivorous diets and implications for conservation; contributed talks (Fri and Sat); contributed posters (Fri evening); a special AFO Lunch; banquet (Sat); and field trip
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