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James L. Baillie


James L. Baillie Memorial Fund

James L. Baillie Student Research Award

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

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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