First Prize in Chilean Ornithology Congress

DSC01594-1.JPGUniversity of Magallanes master’s student Cristóbal Pizarro recently won first prize for best poster at the IX Chilean Ornithology Congress (26-28 August 2008) in El Tabo, Chile. The work, authored by Pizarro and his advisors Drs. Christopher Anderson and Ricardo Rozzi, was based on his thesis project, entitled Seasonality and habitat use by avifauna in coastal zones of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. In addition, this project has been financed by a scholarship from the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, and in 2007 OSARA obtained the donation of binoculars for this thesis through the American Birding Association program Birder’s Exchange (BeX).