James L. Baillie Memorial Fund
Each year, the Baillie Fund supports one award for a graduate student conducting field studies on Canadian birds in their natural environment. The Society of Canadian Ornithologists (SCO) administers the James L. Baillie Student Research Award, worth $2,000. The application deadline for this award is February 15.
Information on how to apply is available on the Society of Canadian Ornithologists' website at https://www.sco-soc.ca/student-awards.
Recent recipients of the James L. Baillie Student Field Research Award are:
2018: Alex Sutton, University of Guelph
"Climate and demographic drivers of population growth of a boreal passerine."
2017: Shannon Whelan, McGill University
"Linking laying date plasticity to foraging behaviour in a sub-Arctic seabird."
2016: Haley Kenyon, Queen's University
"Why do avian signals differ in sympatry?"
2015: Anjolene Hunt, University of Alberta
"Habitat use of Canada Warblers within an extensively managed forest landscape."
2014: Jesse Pakkala, University of Guelph
"The effects of early life stress on juvenile survival in a migratory songbird."
2013: Adrianna Bruni, University of Windsor
"The influence of weather, eye size, and ambient light on dawn chorus singing behaviour in a Canadian bird community."
2012: Stephanie LaZerte, University of Northern British Columbia
"Vocal adjustments by chickadees in human-altered habitats."
2011: Kira Delmore, University of British Columbia
"Postzygotic isolation in a migratory divide between Swainson?s Thrushes."
2010: Kyle Elliott, University of Manitoba
"How can wild seabirds work hard and live long?"
2009: David Swan, University of Western Ontario
"Do brown-headed cowbirds brood parasites alter host offspring sex ratios due to their larger size?
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