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Louisiana Ornithological Society Fall Meeting October 24-25, 2014

October 14, 2014 1:30 PM
Friday and Saturday, October 24-25
Please pre-register by October 17th
Friday Evening: First Baptist Church in Cameron, 110 School Street off of 
Marshall Street (the main street)
6 P.M.-7 P.M. Registration: Light snacks will be provided by the Cameron Parish 
Tourist Commission.
7 P.M.-8 P.M. Meeting and Evening Program
New Guinea: Birds, People and Natural Beauty
John Sevenair is a retired chemistry professor from Xavier University in New Orleans who has been an avid traveler/photographer/birder for most of his adult life. Retirement has given John the opportunity to add to his life list of birds, countries, mammals and more. He has traveled literally to the four corners of the world! At this writing, John has not yet been to New Guinea but in October, he will present his “up to the minute” report on what his travels revealed. Just in case, we do have a fall back plan from one of his many slide shows! Join us for a fun filled evening from the wilds of New Guinea. Will there be any photos of Birds of Paradise? 
7:00 A.M. Field Trip Meet in the parking lot of the Cameron Motel. Ed Wallace and Marty Floyd will lead a field trip to the Cameron Parish hot spots. Bring lunch, drinks, bug spray and walkie talkies if you have them. 
 Saturday Evening : First Baptist Church in Cameron, 110 School Street off of 
Marshall Street (the main street)
6:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. Registration 
6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Dinner- chicken/sausage gumbo dinner, potato salad, bread, 
7:30 P.M. Meeting and Evening Program 
Election of officers 
Program: Toucan-driven Seed Dispersal in Fragmented Costa Rican RainforestLandon Jones is a 6th year PhD student in the Environmental and Evolutionary Biology Program at ULL, advised by Dr. Paul Leberg. He received his BS and MS degrees in Wildlife Conservation at Brigham Young University in Utah, where he got hooked on birds and studied Ring-necked Pheasants. Landon conducted his PhD fieldwork in Costa Rica, where he trapped and tracked two species of toucans to estimate their contribution to seed dispersal in fragmented habitats. Landon enjoys birding and traveling, and has studied and observed birds in North and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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