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Some of the University of Windsor scientists who presented their research findings at the North American Ornithological Congress last week in Washington, DC.Some of the University of Windsor scientists who presented their research findings at the North American Ornithological Congress last week in Washington, DC.

Flocking together: history’s largest ornithology conference boasts strong showing for UWindsor

The University of Windsor made a world-class showing of ornithological expertise last week during the North American Ornithological Congress.

Eagle-eyed students set biodiversity record on birdwatching field trip

Sixty University of Windsor biology students set a biodiversity record during a class field expedition on Saturday, September 29.

Students in professor Dan Mennill’s ornithology class observed 64 different species of birds on their day-long trip to Point Pelee National Park and Holiday Beach Conservation Area.

“This is the eighth year that I’ve taught this course,” explained Dr. Mennill, “and we’ve seen anywhere from 38 to 59 species during a full day of birdwatching. But we’ve never broken the barrier of 60 species.”

Ornithology researchers win three top prizes at international conference

Placing three UWindsor graduate students among the top award recipients at the North American Ornithological Congress confirms the university as a centre of excellence for bird biology in North America, says professor Oliver Love.

Fourteen researchers represented the University of Windsor, including Dr. Love and students from his laboratory and the laboratories of Dan Mennill and Stephanie Doucet.

The Windsor delegation took three of the 12 awards for the best student talks and posters among the hundreds of student presenters: