Take a day trip with the FLMNH Ornithology Program and experience the incredible diversity of Florida's birds in their natural habitats. See a large variety of coastal birds, from ospreys, eagles and falcons to egrets, oystercatchers, terns and skimmers. We will place special emphasis on seeking rare and endangered species, including a number of specialties of Florida's avifauna.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - may vary based on the tides
$35 non-members, $30 Museum members, $25 FLMNH Ornithology Club members
Things To Know:
- Bird watching trips are paced for birding enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.
- You must provide your own transportation to Cedar Key by the appropriate time.
- The boat is not wheelchair accessible.
- Birdwatchers should bring a bag lunch, water or other drinks and their own binoculars.
- Payment is required upon registration and fees are non-refundable.
- We will send registered participants a reminder with directions upon payment.
- Space is very limited. Registration is open until all spots are filled.
How To Register:
Download the FLMNH Birding Trip Registration Form (PDF) and mail it along with your payment to:
FLMNH Bird Trip
PO Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
For additional information, please call (352) 273-2086 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. David W. Steadman is the Curator of Birds at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. He also holds the title of University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, a three-year award (2000-2002) presented to selected outstanding research faculty at the University of Florida. Steadman came to the University of Florida in 1995. From 1985 to 1995, he was Associate and Senior Scientist, and Curator of Vertebrates, at the New York State Museum. He teaches graduate courses in avian anatomy, biogeography, and systematics, as well as island biogeography. Steadman holds a B.S. in Biology (1973, Edinboro State College, PA), M.S. in Zoology (1975, University of Florida), and Ph.D. in Geosciences (1982, University of Arizona). David Steadman's research concerns the biogeography, paleoecology, evolution, and systematics of birds. He has received 32 research grants totaling 1.2+ million dollars, mostly from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Since 1972, he has conducted field work throughout North America and in 42 foreign countries. Steadman has published two books, four monographs, and 175 peer-reviewed scientific articles as chapters in books or in journals such as Auk, Condor, Journal of Biogeography, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, and Science.
Dr. Andrew W. Kratter is Collections Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Kratter came to the Florida Museum of Natural History in 1996, where he is in charge of specimen accession and preparation in the Bird Collection. He also conducts field and laboratory research and teaches a graduate course in avian anatomy and specimen preparation. Kratter holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology (1982, University of California - Santa Barbara), M.A. in Geography (1986, University of California - Los Angeles), and Ph.D. in Zoology (1995, Louisiana State University). Anrew Kratter's research interests are in many aspects of avian biology including biogeography, community ecology, habitat selection, and systematics. He has done extensive field work in North America, the Neotropics, and the tropical Pacific. Since 1998, Kratter has been a member of the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of the American Ornithologists' Union. He has published 35 scientific articles in journals such as Auk, Biotropica, Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Journal of Field Ornithology, and Ornithological Monographs.
Dr. Tom Webber is Collections Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. He has held this position since 1984. Webber is very active in generating, compiling, and disseminating information about the birdlife of Florida. He accomplishes this through original field work, maintaining the Florida Ornithological Society Archives, and being in charge of visitor services, specimen loans, and responding to information requests at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Webber holds a B.A. in Biology (1975, University of California - Los Angeles) and a Ph.D. in Zoology (1984, University of Florida). Tom Webber has done field work throughout North America (especially in Florida and California), Mexico, and Bolivia. His 15+ peer-reviewed scientific publications emphasize the distribution, social behavior, and vocalizations of birds, particularly in Florida and Mexico.