Raptor Research Foundation Hosts Virtual Conference

The Raptor Research Foundation is hosting a virtual conference next week. It’s free to members (good excuse to join!) or $20 for non-members. It sounds like they have a good assortment of research presentations as well as techniques seminars. Learn more at https://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/virtual-event2020/

Here’s the official announcement:

RRF is thrilled to invite you to participate in the first-ever RRF Virtual Event scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, and Wednesday, December 9, 2020! We have designed the 2020 Virtual Event to be an informative and engaging learning experience for RRF members and all others with an interest in raptors. We are especially interested in engaging what we at RRF affectionately refer to as Early Career Raptor Researchers (ECRRs: students and early professionals within three years of receiving a college/university
degree). Detailed event information is available on the RRF website.

The format of the 2020 RRF Virtual Event will allow for the maximum convenience and flexibility by enabling you to attend selected sessions of interest. To facilitate active engagement and participation, the
sessions will include a live Question and Answer period open to all participants.

RRF members register at no cost. The cost to non-members is $20 US (and $10 for non-member ECRRs). To find out about becoming a member of RRF or to join, click here. Deadline for registration for the Mentor Sessions is November 30, 2020 (Register here).

The program will include two sessions beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (UTC-5) and extending for about six hours each day. Day 1 starts with a welcome by President Libby Mojica. Next is a Plenary Presentation by Dr. Lucia Liu Severinghaus, who will speak on the Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus orientalis), a migratory species in Taiwan. Day 1 continues with a member meeting, an awards presentation, and mentor sessions for students and early career professionals. Day 2 features
three workshops:

  • Field and In-hand Raptor Identification
  • Techniques for Handling, Auxiliary Marking and Measuring Raptors After Capture
  • Writing and Peer Review

We hope you can join us in December. Stay safe!

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