Join us Thursday, October 5, at 1:00 pm EST for our Annual Public Meeting to connect with you, our donors and supporters that make our work possible. We’re hosting a conversation on the decline of insects and the impact on birds across Canada and answering your questions.
The event will be hosted by Jody Allair and features Entomologist Dr. Morgan Jackson, Birds Canada’s Aerial Insectivore Conservation Strategist Allison Manthorne and Patrick Nadeau – President and CEO of Birds Canada.Register Here
Dr. Morgan Jackson
Dr. Morgan Jackson is an entomologist, natural historian, and educator at McGill University. He is fascinated by flies, and has spent his career studying the taxonomy, systematics, and ecology of insects, particularly in Canada, and telling the story of biodiversity one species at a time.
As Birds Canada’s Aerial Insectivore Conservation Strategist, Allison Manthorne is working with our conservation, monitoring, outreach and communication programs across Canada to collaboratively build a national aerial insectivore conservation plan. Her day-to-day work involves engaging a diverse group of stakeholders in Canada and the US to learn about the issues that discourage or limit stewardship of birds and bird habitat on private and public land, as well as threats to birds and bird habitat directly. Allison has also spent the last decade working with SwiftWatch volunteers to monitor swift and swallow nests and roosts, and incorporating the resulting data into population monitoring, recovery planning, and stewardship action plans for landowners and managers. She is a mother of three young boys who (so far) love birding and enjoying time outside, and hopes they witness the recovery of aerial insectivore populations in their lifetime!