The MOU Paper Session will be held at the Bell Museum on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Registration fee is $5.00 if you register prior to November 25th or $6.00 at the door. Registration will be begin at 8:00 A.M. on December 7th. Pre-registrations must be received by November 25th, 2013. Mail your check for $5.00 to Roy Zimmermanat the address shown below. Click here to download a PDF version (525k) of the registration form.
8:00 Registration 9:00 Bell Museum Welcome and Building Project Update
Dr. Susan Weller, Director, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota
9:20 The Iron Range: Minnesota's Last Birding Frontier? Breeding Birds of an Abandoned Taconite Mining Area
Steve Wilson, "happily retired" DNR forest ecologist
9:40 Peregrine Falcon Update
Dr. Patrick Redig, Professor, University of Minnesota; President, Midwest Peregrine Society
10:00 Break 10:30 Minnesota's Breeding Bird Atlas, Year Five
Bonnie Sample, Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas Project Coordinator
10:50 Bird Study in Cuba
Carrol Henderson, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program Supervisor
11:20 Minnesota Biological Survey Update – Celebrating 25 Years of Bird Surveys
Steve Stucker, Minnesota Biological Surveys Ornithologist
11:40 What Does the Legend of Sisyphus Have to Do with Darwin's Finches?
Dr. Robert Zink, Breckenridge Chair in Ornithology, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota
12:10 Lunch 1:10 MOU Business Meeting and Awards 1:50 Biology and Conservation of Golden-winged Warblers During the Non-breeding Season
Tom Will, Midwest Regional Landbird Biologist, USFWS
2:20 Birding at the Audubon Center of the North Woods; Land Management, Educational Animals & Programs
Bryan Wood, Co-director, Audubon Center of the North Woods
2:45 Break 3:05 Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project Update
Chet Meyers and Siah St. Clair
3:25 FWS Minnesota Private Lands Program
Lori Nordstrom, Regional Coordinator for USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
3:45 Duck Stamps; Not Only for Hunters
Robert Russell, USFWS Wetland Bird Biologist
3:55 Audubon and the Art of Birds
Don Luce, Curator of Exhibits, Bell Museum
4:25 Closing Comments
Location and InfoThe paper session is held at and hosted by the Bell Museum of Natural History, on the University of Minnesota campus, 10 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, at the intersection of University and 17th. Parking is available in Nolte Garage, next to the museum. If you park and leave, you will be charged again should you return.