Papers and Posters


(Listed in order of presentation.)


Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs: Five Years of Monitoring in Jamaica Bay
Debra Kriensky; Co-authors: Susan Elbin, John Rowden
Columbia University, New York City Audubon,
Full-time student


Loon Conservation and the BP Oil Spill
Michael Ivkov
Trinity School New York City,
Editor of blog:
Full-time student


Duration of stop-over in relation to date of arrival in vagrant Western Kingbirds: Is vagrancy mis-oriented migration, long-distance dispersal, or sometimes one and sometimes the other?
Lucinda Zawadski
College of Staten Island
Full-time Student


Migration plasticity as an adaptation to climate change: Winter range expansions in half-hardy Neotropical migrant landbirds in the northeastern United States
Juliette Goulet
College of Staten Island/CUNY Graduate Center
Full-time Student


The Chemistry of Navigation in Birds
Alexander M. Gottdiener
The Browning School,
Full-time Student


Interspecific Information Use in Army-ant-following Birds 
Hope Batcheller
Cornell University,
Full-time student



Posters will be available for viewing in the Malloy Room Friday, Nov. 1st, 12:30 – 7:30pm and Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 5:30 -6:30pm.  Authors will be available to discuss their work Friday, Nov. 1st, 4:30 – 5:30pm.

The Appalachian Eagle Project in NY State
Tom Salo and Andrew Mason
Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

The Effect of Climate on the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Four Irruptive Species
Max Pine, Andrew Farnsworth
Pelham Memorial High School, Information Science Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Lepidopteran phenology and the potential for climate-change induced phenological mismatches in migratory birds.
Ashley Ozelski
College of Staten Island/CUNY Graduate Center
Full time student

Mercury accumulation in a wetland songbird, the red-winged blackbird, in the New York metropolitan area and its effect on nestling development.
Chad Seewagen (presenting author)
Pace University Dept. of Biology & AKRF Inc., Department of Natural Resources
Allisyn Gillett, Columbia University

Project Safe Flight: Making New York Safe for Migratory Birds
Kaitlyn Parkins (1,2), Susan Elbin (1), Adriana Palmer (1), David Perry(1), Darren Klein(1)
(1) – New York City Audubon
(2) – Fordham University

Red-headed Woodpecker Nest-site Selection and Reproductive Success at the Northern Limit of Its Range
Jacob L. Berl
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
Full time student

Jeffrey S. Bolsinger**
Fort Drum Military Installation, Natural Resources Branch, Fort Drum, New York 13602
Presenting author

John W. Edwards
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

Three Longterm Data Sets Reveal Range Expansion and the Breakdown of Bermann’s Rule in Red-bellied Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus)
Kathryn J. Schneider (1) and Jeremy J. Kirchman (2)
(1) – Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180,
(2) New York State Museum, 3140 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230,