DNS Meetings

DNS Monthly Meetings will be held on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575 6th Ave, Tsawwassen.

After the business is concluded, and a refreshment break, there will be a Presentation by a guest Speaker (8:15 pm to 9:45 pm).


Next DNS Monthly Meeting:
TUESDAY, June 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church
Speaker:  Prof. David Bird
Topic:  The Sex Lives of Birds

David_Bird_tripodRecently retired as an Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and now living on Vancouver Island, Dr. David Bird has published 200 peer-reviewed papers and supervised 50 graduate students on a wide range of wildlife themes, including endangered species, toxicology, captive propagation of birds of prey, human-wildlife conflicts, and today, the application of UAVs to wildlife research and conservation.

He has taught several university-level courses, including ornithology, wildlife conservation, ethology, and scientific communication.  He has written and/or edited no less than ten books, the most recent ones being ‘Birds of Eastern Canada’ and ‘Birds of Western Canada’ in 2013.

David_Bird_falconDr. Bird is a past-president of the Raptor Research Foundation Inc., past-president of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, an elected Fellow of the American Ornithologists Union, a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Birding Association, an elected member representing Canada on the prestigious International Ornithological Committee, and recently, a member of the Board of Directors of Bird Studies Canada.

He is the Founding Editor of a newly launched peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems and sits on the board of Unmanned Systems Canada, an organization dedicated to the use of unmanned vehicles.

Besides his innumerable public lectures and radio and television appearances, Dr. Bird was also a regular columnist on birds for The Gazette of Montreal and continues to write regular columns on birds for Bird Watchers Digest magazine and Canadian Wildlife magazine.  In 2013 the Canadian Wildlife Federation honoured him with the Roland Michener Award for Wildlife Conservation.


Previous DNS Monthly Meeting:
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019

Speaker:  Krista De Groot
Topic:  Bird Collisions with Glass, Causes and Solutions

Krista_De_GrootKrista De Groot is a Vancouver-based biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Krista’s recent research interests include threats to birds due to urban development; including building, landscape, and seasonal influences on bird-window collisions, and testing of bird-window collision deterrent products.

Krista provides technical advice to the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board, University of British Columbia and others on bird conservation-related issues and has
coordinated international bird conservation partnerships including Partners in Flight, the Pacific Birds Joint Venture and the Canadian Intermountain Venture.


Tentative schedule for DNCB outings:  see DNS Upcoming Events page.

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