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  1. Oral talks - go to your session 25 min early, upload your talk & meet the session Chair. Poster session 1 - Today (5-6 PM). Please remove posters tonight after 6 PM. Cancelled talks and posters? - see insert in the Program Booklet. Plus, Replace T12.2 with T12.12 (J. Burger). Cancel 13.1 (C. Sanchez) Replace T16.2 with paper by R Alvo. [*]Talks will be given at the originally scheduled times in the program booklet. Thursday - What's On? Waterbird Society Lunch (12:00): at the Sage Restaurant (near Chan Theatre). Tickets at WbS exhibit booth (#16). Tonight: Silent A
  2. Kathy Martin, Chair of the NAOC-V, welcomed the participants to the NAOC-V John Innes opened the meeting and introduced Vancouver and the University of British Columbia, and welcomed the plenary speaker, Fiona Schmiegelow. Fiona Schmigelow during her plenary talk. After the plenary, Bob Clark, chair of the scientific committee, gave the following news regarding the scientific program: Program News: Thanked the NAOC-V Scientific Program Committee Thanked committees for student travel and presentation awards Oral talks - go to your session 25 min early, upload your talk and
  3. As many of you know, the fifth North American Ornithological Conference is happening now in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Ornithology Exchange has a table near the registration area, so if you haven't yet, please stop by and say hi, or look for @Chris Merkord or @Ellen Paul during the meeting. It's a great time to learn more about OE, give us feedback, or just get to know your OE admins. I will be posting updates on the meeting as they happen in this forum. If you are at the meeting and you want the word spread about something, post it here. If you would like notification
  4. Hello AOU Members-- Today I am sending you the new version of a plan to initiate the Society for Ornithology as well as an SFO Factsheet. The plan is evolving with each iteration --we expect there will be more iterations. Further Developments in a Plan to Initiate the Society For Ornithology (PDF) SFO Fact Sheet (PDF) SFO FAQs.pdf This version represents the work of 16 society representatives, including the presidents, editors, and treasurers, from the AOU, AFO, and COS. The society representatives have focused the past 6 months on the managerial and publication portion of th
  5. A new forum has been created for those wishing to find others interested in sharing rooms or rides for the NAOC-V meeting in Vancouver. More information and instructions are posted in the forum: NAOC-V Room/Ride Sharing
  6. @bsmithpatten just posted an announcement about the following workshop to be held at NAOC-V: NAOC Workshop - How a manuscript becomes a paper: writing and reviewing scientific papers
  7. You are invited to a workshop at the North American Ornithological Congress. This workshop, "How a manuscript becomes a paper: writing and reviewing scientific papers," will be held on Date: 14 August 2012 Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm Location: Buchanan A103, UBC Campus Description: We will begin with a quick review of how to write a scientific paper and how to decide where to submit your manuscript. We will then explain the submission and review process and give pointers on etiquette and what is expected of you. Lastly, we will discuss how to prepare reviews when you are asked by a jour
  8. Student activities NAOC Vancouver 2012 There will be a number of student events held during NAOC-V. These events will include: A Student-Professional Ornithologist Social, where students will have the opportunity to meet other students and professionals in their field of study; A Student Quiz Bowl in which students compete in a Jeopardy-style game to test their ornithology skills, and; One or More Workshops that will be relevant to students. If you have any other ideas for student events, or would like to volunteer on the Student Affairs Committee to help organize these
  9. Here is a new DRAFT Plan for SFO. So much of it has changed that we have not highlighted changes from the May 2012 version. We would love to hear any and all comments regarding the DRAFT plan. It will be revised one more time prior to the NAOC and members of all participating societies will be sent an email notifying them of where to access it. Please be sure to check the NAOC schedule for the many opportunities you will have to discuss SFO one on one, with your society, and in a large forum. [Editor's Note: Comments on this draft can be made in the Community Feedback on SFO Plannin
  10. If you are attending the NAOC this August in Vancouver, the following free workshop may be of interest. It is being held at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum on August 14th from 1-5 pm. email: ildiko@zoology.ubc.ca to reserve a seat. http://www.naoc-v2012.com/workshops Using and contributing to avian collections Convenor: Ildiko Szabo, Cowan Vertebrate Collection, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; ildiko@zoology.ubc.ca This free workshop explains and promotes the use of avian collections, as well as demonstrating how to prepare specime
  11. NAOC-V 14-18 AUGUST 2012, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, CANADA LATEST NEWS AND INFO UPDATE - August 1st an important deadline!!! On line registration closes 23:59 pst WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2012. After this date only onsite registration will be accepted so register now. See website http://www.naoc-v2012.com/registration Public Lecture - Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, York University NAOC-V, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Nature Vancouver are pleased to offer a free public lecture "Frequent Fliers: Tracking Songbird Migration through the Americas" by internationally renowned scienti
  12. Are you stuck in a morass of permit requirements? Don't even know where to start? The Ornithological Council will hold a permits clinic at the North American Ornithological Conference on Wednesday August 15 and Thursday August 16, 12:45 - 4:15 each day. Drop in any time, enjoy some refreshments, and get answers to all your permit questions. Location: Buchanan B-206.
  13. For AOU members: Please visit the AOU website (http://aou.org/elections/index.php) to review the candidates' biographies and to cast your vote. The polls close on July 15. Election results will be announced at the NAOC meeting in August, in the OSNA newsletter, and on the Ornithology Exchange. If you have problems with the electronic voting process or prefer a paper ballot, please contact AOU Executive Director Scott Gillihan (ExecutiveDirector@aou.org or call 505-326-1579). John Faaborg AOU President 2012 AOU meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 14-18: www.nao
  14. Support Student Ornithologists...by supporting the NAOC-V Silent Auction! Get ready…to bid! A multi-society mega- Silent Auction will be held 15-16 August to raise funds for student initiatives in each of the participating societies. Items donated by companies and individuals will be bid on by conference attendees – and to the highest bidder go the spoils! From jewelry to fine art to books, monographs, collectibles and historical memorabilia, we’ve got it all. The generosity of donors and bidders will help fund students and student activities, but this meeting’s auction has a twist! P
  15. NABC Banding Techniques Workshop will be led by John D. Alexander of Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR 97520; (PH: 541-201-0866, FX: 541-201-1009; EM:jda@KlamathBird.org), 4 days, 19-22 August 2012, $315 per person. The North American Banding Council course will combine field and laboratory sessions. For more information, see http://www.naoc-v2012.com/files/Bird_banding_Techniques.pdf. Please note that the reduced conference rate of accommodation at UBC will still be valid throughout the course.
  16. Please note that recently two new field trips options have been added to the registration form and we wanted to inform you of these new additions. Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim National Park - Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre field trip Colony Farm Banding Station For further information, please visit the Field Trip web page and select the name of the field trip for a full PDF summary page. If you have already registered and are interested in going one of these trips please return to the web site to add it to your registration
  17. The NAOC-V Scientific Committee has been reviewing and evaluating all successfully submitted abstracts (received by 29 Feb 2012). If your abstract is accepted, what are the next steps? The abstract author will be notified that his/her abstract has been reviewed and accepted for presentation as an oral or poster presentation. Accepted presenters must adhere to deadlines and guidelines, and they are asked to respond promptly to communication. Ensure that you register for the conference.
  18. NAOC-V 14-18 AUGUST 2012, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, CANADA. LATEST NEWS AND INFO UPDATE - 29 February an important deadline!!! 1. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL AND POSTER PAPERS NOW OPEN The deadline for Online abstract submission is 29 February (limit ~250 words). Information and a downloadable "How To" page are available on the Abstract Submission web page. Students applying for presentation awards should pay careful attention to special abstract requirements by following the links to student awards. 2. TWO SPECIAL WORKSHOPS are being offered. First, "Estimating avian
  19. Applications for postdoc travel awards for AOU members attending the NAOC are now open. Applications are due by February 29, 2012. Details and an online application can be found at: http://www.aou.org/a.../postdoctravel/
  20. The following workshops are being planned for the NAOC-V conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 14-18 August 2012. For the most recent information on workshops being offered at the conference, see here. Estimating avian abundance and occupancy with marked and unmarked individuals Convenors: Dr. Richard Chandler, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, 20708 Dr. Evan Cooch, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853 Dr. Paul Doherty, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523 Dr. Jim Nichols, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, 20708 Bird-banding. Convenor:
  21. Registration for the 5th North American Ornithological Conference (14 - 18 August 2012) in Vancouver, BC, is now open. Details are available here. Early bird registration rates will be available until 15 May 2012. Participants will register online through the University of British Columbia site.
  22. Call for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Papers 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 14-18 August 2012 On 20 January 2012, the NAOC-V web site will begin receiving Abstracts for contributed oral papers and posters, and invited symposium papers. The limit is approximately 250 words for all abstracts, excluding the title and author names and affiliations. Students interested in applying for presentation awards should pay careful attention to application requirements additional to submission of a regular abstract. To submit an abstract,
  23. A list of Symposia and Workshops accepted by the Scientific Program Committee is now available on the NAOC-V web site. Scheduling details will follow.
  24. NAOC-V 14-18 AUGUST 2012 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, CANADA LATEST NEWS AND INFO UPDATE: IMPORTANT DEADLINES. See website http://www.naoc-v2012.com/registration EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS 20 JANUARY, 2012 SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS AND ADVERTISER PROSECTUS A downloadable copy of the Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertiser Prospectus is now available on the website under the Exhibitors tab. Contact Wendy Easton at Wendy.Easton@ec.gc.ca for any further details and please include the words "NAOC Exhibition" in the subject header of your email message. PRE-REGISTRATIO
  25. The organizers of NAOC-V encourage Latin American ornithologists (particularly students and young professionals) to apply for Latin American Travel Awards. Students can apply for regular Student Travel Awards as well, although each individual can receive funds from only one of these programs. The application deadline for both programs will be 15 January 2012.
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