Long Point Waterfowl is dedicated primarily to the study and conservation of waterfowl and wetlands throughout the Great Lakes region. We are committed to supervising and supporting graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) as they conduct research on waterfowl and wetland related projects. We also provide a diversity of educational opportunities for undergraduate students through classroom training, field courses, employment, volunteering and honours projects. We also have a Youth Hunting and Conservation Course which provides top-notch training to youth and also mentors them in the appreciation of our natural resources.
Long Point Waterfowl Highlights
Long Point Waterfowl is proud to announce that Katelyn Weaver (Long Point Waterfowl M.Sc. student) recently defended her master’s thesis entitled Tundra Swan habitat selection during the nonbreeding period. Katelyn began studying the nonbreeding ecology of Tundra Swans with Long Point Waterfowl in January 2012 and, through use of satellite telemetry data and land cover classification information, investigated the temporal and geographic selection of open water, wetlands and agriculture for her M.Sc. thesis. We at Long Point Waterfowl are proud of the research that Katelyn conducted under our supervision and support! Please join us in congratulating Katelyn on this wonderful accomplishment! Also, please e-mail Katelyn if you would like an electronic copy of her thesis.
Mallard hen houses, courtesy of the Flyway Foundation, are now available at the REC for distribution to interested waterfowl/conservation clubs and individuals. Please click here to learn more about this great initiative!
Check out this great article by Daniel Wiest in the Haldimand-Norfolk on our most recent Duck Day!
Long Point Waterfowl’s Duck Migration Forecast is back! Visit our Migration Forecast page to see this years predictions.
Long Point Waterfowl is celebrating their 25th year of research and conservation in the Great Lakes! Click here to read our yearly newsletter and learn all about our accomplishments and changes in 2012-2013.
Long Point Waterfowl is proud to announce that Everett Hanna (Long Point Waterfowl Ph.D. candidate) was recently hired as part-time Professor of Field Ornithology at Sir Sandford Fleming College (SSFC). Everett has been studying the migratory and foraging ecology of Sandhill Cranes on Manitoulin Island with Long Point Waterfowl since 2009 and is now in the final stages of his Ph.D. degree at the University of Western Ontario.
Everett’s professional goal is to teach applied wildlife biology at the post-secondary level while continuing to lead research programs in wildlife biology and management.
Field Ornithology is offered as a second year course as part of the Fish and Wildlife program at SSFC’s Frost campus in Lindsay, Ontario. As part of a team of highly-skilled professors, Everett will assist in delivering an exciting and technically-based curriculum in applied fish and wildlife sciences. SSFC graduates are recognized as some of the best in the field across the continent!
This significant accomplishment is yet another testament to the caliber of Long Point Waterfowl students and the critical research that they undertake! Please join us in congratulating Everett on this accomplishment! To view accomplishments and activities of students and staff click here.
Long Point Waterfowl held our 3rd annual Duck Day on September 22nd with over 25 vendors and 650 people in attendance. To learn more about Duck Day visit our Past Events page and visit our Facebook page for pictures of the event.
For those of you interested in following the migration of several species studies by Long Point Waterfowl staff and students, please visit our Satellite Tracking page.
Long Point Waterfowl would like to thank all volunteers, sponsors and participants of our 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner. The dinner was held Saturday, April 27th at the Greens of Renton was a smashing success! All funds raised from this dinner will be used by Long Point Waterfowl to support our research, conservation, education and outdoor heritage programs. Thanks again and keep an eye out for details about next years event. To learn more about this event and our donors click here.
Check out the Long Point Causeway Project on our Videos page! This is a must watch video describing the importance of the Long Point region and the work done on the Causeway.
Long Point Waterfowl students and staff attended the 6th North American Duck Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 27 January – 1 February 2013. The symposium featured experts addressing the (1) state of our understanding of the ecology and conservation of waterfowl, and (2) future needs to sustain waterfowl populations, their habitats, and hunting. In total, Long Point Waterfowl had a substantial presence at this gathering of North America’s premier waterfowl scientists and managers with involvement in 15 presentations and posters. Long Point Waterfowl staff and students networked with colleagues throughout the week, strengthened and developed new research and conservation partnerships, advanced the Long Point Waterfowl mission, and helped ensure the future of North America’s waterfowl and wetland resources and heritage for future generations. To learn more about the conference please visit our Past Events page.
Check out Long Point Waterfowl’s 2012 Newsletter.
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