One of the most beloved traditions of the annual WOS meeting is the Student Presentation Awards, given to the best oral and poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students at the meeting. Judges volunteer their time to view and rank presentations, and the awards are presented at the conclusion of the meeting. Please join us in congratulating the four recipients of this year’s awards!
- Alexander Wilson Prize (best overall student oral presentation): Alex Sidare, “Are flight calls used for intraspecific or interspecific communication in two species of warblers?”
- Lynds Jones Prize (best overall student poster presentation): Shane McFoy, “Assessing hybrid chickadee cognitive impairment in the wild”
- Nancy Klamm Oral Presentation Award (best undergraduate oral presentation): Annika Abbott, “Inbound Arrivals: Using weather surveillance radar to quantify the timing of spring trans-gulf bird migration”
- Nancy Klamm Poster Presentation Award (best undergraduate poster presentation): Marky Mutchler, “The Juruá River as a barrier for different populations of Myrmoborus myotherinus“
Congratulations Annika, Marky, Shane, and Alex! Hopefully, you will consider a career in the field, but I hope this research helps you wherever you land!
Keep up the great work and continue to enjoy the birds!