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Title: El Pitirre
Uniform Title: Pitirre (Camarillo, Calif.)
Abbreviated Title: Pitirre (Camarillo Calif.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Wiley, James W
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Society of Caribbean Ornithology
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Publisher: Society for the Study of Caribbean Ornithology
Place of Publication: Camarillo Calif
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Publication Date: 1992
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Language: In English, with some Spanish.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1988)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 2002.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 1, no. 3 covers the period May-Aug. 1988.
Issuing Body: Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Caribbean Ornithology, Jan/Feb.-Mar./Apr. 1988; the Society of Caribbean Ornithology, May/Aug. 1988-
General Note: Editor, 1988- James W. Wiley.
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ciedad de la Omitologia Caribefia




EL PITIRRE

Society of Caribbean Ornithology

C Summer 1992 You, No, 2


EL PITIRRE

El Phirre is the newskner of the Society of
Caribbean Omithology.

El Pittine es el boletin information de la
Sociedad de la Omitologia Caribella.

EDITOR: James W. Wiley. 2201 Ashland
SL, Ruston, Inuisiana 71270, U.S.A.

News.commenisorrequestsshouldbemailed
to the editor for inclusion in the newsletter-

Nolkins, comentarios o peticiones deben ser
envradasaleditorparainclusidnenelboletfn.


'IIIc Society of Caribbean Omithology is a non-pmfit organization
whose goals are to promote the scientific study and conservationot
Caribbean bids and their habitats, to provide a link among island
ornithologists and those elsewhere, to pmvide a written forum for
researchers in the region (mfereed journal-Omitologra Caribella.
published in contaction with the Puerto Rico Omithological So-
ciety) and to provide dataor technical aid to conservation groups in
the Caribbean.

La Sociedad de la Ornitologfa Caribe5a es una organizacidn sin
fines de lucto cuyas metas son promoter el estudio cicalifico y In
conservaci6n de la avifauna caribella, auspiciar on simposio anual
solxclaomitologfacaribcitapublicarunatevistaprofesionalilamada
Omilologra Caribella (publicada en conjunto con la Sociedad
OmitoldSica de Puerto Rico), ser una fuente de comunicacidn entre
omildlogos caribellos y en otras dreas y proveer ayuda t6cnica o
datos a groups de conservacidn en el caribe.


CONTENTS

lu MEMORTAM ROGEGO GARdA 1926-1992. Carlos Watzkow ...... 2
OBSERVACIONES CONDUCTUAILS EN Atouwas Avas cu LA
RESERVA DE IA EIOSPERA "CUCHILI.AS DW, TOA
(GUANIANAMO-HOI.GUIN), GUSA. Giraldo Alayon Garda ...... 2
Secoxo WaurER SIGiffWG OF THE COhodoN BIACK-HEADED Gas.
(Laws worouseus) IN ST. LUGA, LESSER Aurn.I.ms.
Wayne Burke ......................................................................... 4
Conso ANUAl: CoummADES DE Avas Resmasms Y MIGRA'WRIA5,
'llitUCAS PARA SU DETECGON Y EVALUADON ............................. 4
InssrnTIO DE EcotnalA v SisnmATrcA ............................................ 5
CUBA To Host 1993 SCO MemNo ................................................ 5
REPORT ON Etn 1992 SCO MalmNo IN SAN JuAN, PUERTO R1CO ..... 5
SOCIETY 5 JOURNAL PUBUSHED ....................................................... 5
NEW PunuCATIONS .........................................,,,,,............,,,.4,.,,,,, 6
MEERNGS OF INIEREFE .................................................,m........,,4, 6
PROCEDURES FDR RACRON OF 1993-1994 Soclery OFFICERS as.,... ?
Bonan or GOVERNDRS .........,,...................................................... ?


Tyranmas dominicensis


Phirre, Omy Kingbird, Pestigre, Petchary






In MBIORIAM
ROGELIO GARCIA
19211-1992

RogeliaGarclaconocidoportedoscomo*ElPelao,"fallecid
en Soplillar, Ci6naga de Zapata. el 4 el enero y sus restos
descansan en el cementerlo costero de "Playa MAquina,"
mdeado del bosque semi-decidno que tanto am6, y at que
de died mis de 60 ailos de so humilde existencia. Al momento
de su enticrro no hubo discursos, sino el lianto de so geMe y
el canto lastimoso de un Gavildn Cangrejero-
"El Pelao" dedic6 pr4cticamente toda so vida a la
observacidn de aves, hobby que intercal6 duramente con sus
oficios de carbonewpatr6n debarcos y otros.Priicticamente
todos los estudios ornitoldgicos de las aves de la ci6naga
tienen implicita su participacidn y su nombre encabcxa de
forma merecida los agradecimientos de decenas de
publicaciones-
Laciencia cubana y extranjera, y los observadores de aves
del mundo center, han perdido al mis humilde y modesto
colaboradordelosgufasdecampoenCubaycreosintemor
a equivocarme. que hemos perdido at mejor.
Sudevocidaporlanaturalexaysuaf6ndecolaboracidnhan
quedado demonstrados con sus pensamientos y
preocupaciones de illtima hora cuando dido: "LYa vuelan en
parefas los colorras? LQu6 dirdn los que vengan a buscarme
y yo no pueds ir? Anda, Ildvame donde los mddicos. que
cunndo lleguen loscanadienses noquieroque se vayan sin ver
un solo pdjam."

Rogelio Gaitia, better known by all as "El Pelao,"died at
Sophilar, in the Zapata Swamp, on 4 January 1992. His
remains rest in the constal cemetery of "Playa Milquina,"
surrounded by the semidecidnous woods that he loved so
much, and to which he dedicated over 60 years of his life. At
the time of his burial, there were no enlogies.but the weeping
othispeopleandthemournfulsongofaCubanBlack-Hawk.
"El Pelso" dedicated practically all of his life to die
observationofbirdsahobbyhevigorouslyincorporatedinto
his occupations as achartoal-makerboat captain, and others,
Nearly all ornithological studies of the birds of the Zapata
Swampinvolvedhisparticipationandhisnametiguresmost
meritoriously at the heads of dozens of acknowledgments
within publications.
Cuban and foreign scientists and birdwatchers all over the
world have lost the most humble and modest field guide in
Cubn. and I believe, without doubt, that we have lost the best
of thent
El Pelao's devotion to nature and his eagerness to collab>
rate are evident in his last thoughts and preoccupations when
he said to me:"Do theparrotsalmady fly in pairs? What will
those looking for me say when I won't be able to go wid1
them? Come on, take me to the doctors, because when the
Canadians comed don't want them to leave without having
seen a single bird." CARLOs WorzKow, Calle K No. 15016.
el7 y D. Altahabana. Ciudad de La flabana, 10800, Cuba.
Page 2


OBSERVACIONES CONDUCTLIALES EN
ALGUNAS AVES DE LA RESERVE DE LA
BIOSFERA "CUCHILLAS DEL TOA"
(GUANTANAMO-HOLGUIN),CUBA

GmAlmo ALArdw GAndA
Afusea Nacional de Historia Natural, Laliabana y Aind Poseda
Garcla, ApartadoPostalNo. 20. San Antonia de hr Baiios, 1.4
IIabana, Cuba

Pocos han sido los studios que so han realizado sobre la
ecologra y conducts de Ins aves cubanas. En sentide general,
se han limitado a exiguas observadones de campo, a la
publicacidnderesnItadosdeconteospablacionaleselectundos
en varies regions del archipidlago, y at tralamiento de
species de valor ccondmico y cineg6tico.
Por ello consideramos que coalquier observacidn (a
studio) que se realize con algunas de nuesIras species as
valiosa, principalments si se trata de species o subespecies
end4micas.Enekursodelasexpedicionespamlaloculizacidn
del Carpintero Real (Campephilus principalss, pudimos
realizar algunas observaciones conductuales de interds en
variasespeciesdeavesquedisculiremosbrevernenteeneste
trabajo.
GAVRAN DE MONFE (&UTHO JAMAICESIs sowvoims).-Sobre
esla species de rapaz se han Italizado different studios
(e.g., Craighead and Cmighead 1956.Austing 1964, Wiley
1975, Preston 1980), pero la historic natural descriptive de la
subespecie solitudinis atin se desconoce easi en so totalidad.
En libertad y en su propio ambiente se bace dificil poder
observer la conduct alimentaria de estas aves, ya que son
muy buidizas ante cl hombre (que las ha perseguide
encarnizadamente) y realitan sus actividades en lugares de
dificil access oa gran allura on la floresta. Pero en regions
donde la caza ha estado por mucho tiempo prohibida, estas
aves deJan que el hombre se les accrue, ponidndose de
manifesto cl clecto de "domesticidad en las islas" (Elbel-
Eibesfeldt 1975), como suede, por ejemplo, can el Buzardo
delasGaldpagos(Buteogalagagoensis),queinclusosedeja
tour. Este elec to puede flavorecer las observaciones.ya que
los pdjaros no huyen ame la presencia humana,
Mientras explorAbamos cl curso del Rio Jaguant en la
Reserve Natural del Rio Jaguant, observamos una pareja de
Gavilanes de Monte que anidaban en10 alto de un algarrobo
(Sanmnea saman Merr.). a 70 m do alixua del lecho del rio;
seguidamente el macho (?) se dcjd caer, y a50 m de nosotros
capturd un ejemplar grandede chipojo(probablementeAnalls
smailwoodi),de unn gruesa rama talcral del Arbol, a unos 4 m
de altera, y se perch6 can la presa a unos 10 m mis adelame
de nosotres. Comenzd a devorarla per la enbera; ingerida
dichaparte, voidhacialoaltodelnidocon el aslodelapresa.
SeginAmadon(1982),Insbuteosusualmentesealimenlan
de vertebrados se sangre caliente, especialments roedores,
pero algunas species consumer reptiles y unfibios. Esm
aisladsobservacidn nos hace pensar que nuestras poblaciones
de gnvilanes de mome pudieran defender mayorments de
El Pitirre 5(2)







Observaciones Cambictuales en Alganar Avesde Cahr (continued;

reptiles y, en menor escala. de otros groups, ya que la
actividad de los reptiles se superpone con la de estas aves; no
ast la de nuestros roedores (Capromys spp.), que son
mayormente nocturnos. Indudablemense, se necesitan
observaciones mits completes y can un mayor ndmero de
ejemplares para arribar a conclusions firms.
CARPINTERo ESCAPUL.ARIO (COLAPTES AUnatus
curtsocautosus).-Esta es una de las species de carpintero
miis abundantes desde Alaska hasta Nicaragua, incluyeado
[as Antillas ($hortl982). De esta especic so han realizado
mditiplesestudios;sinembargolahistorianaturaldescriptiva
de la subespecie chtysocautosus pennanece en gran media
sin conocerse.
Camino a la Reserva Natural de Cupeyal del Norte,
aproximadamenle alas 09:00 hr del 24 de marto de 1987.
observamos y ofmos parte de los despliegues sexuales de una
pareja de estas aves. El macho emitfa repetidamente la
vocalizacidn "wicka"("wicka calf), que se consider como
us Ilamado a la formaci6n de la pareja. La bembra so
encontraba on on pino, a 20 m de distancia del macho.
Seguidamente vol6 hacia una rama lateral de otto pino (a 10
m de allura).Joven y seco, perchAndose y emiliendo a la vez
la vocalizaci6n "wicka" con mucha menor intensidad, y
abriendo las plumes de la cola ("tail spreading display"). El
macho void haciaallA y desdedernis lamontd, operaci6n que
dur655segundos. Sesepararone interrumpleron susilamados.
Pocos despuds lahernbra void, intern4ndose en el bosque, al
igualque01macho.
Segan Short (1982), el cortejo de esta species es breve y
la cdpula oc urre a intervalos regulars de media hora durante
todo cl dia. y estin precedidos de la vocalianci6n "wicka" y
el balance de cabezn ("head swinging1. El macho se
uproxima per el lado posterior de la hembra y la monto
durana various segundos.
Estacasualysisladaobservaidnabarcasolounfragmento
del cortejo y la c6pula de esta subespecic, pcro al menos
indica que la secuencia final es riipida; pareceser que nuestra
presencia (a unos 15 m de distancia) no alter6 el despliegue
conductual. Cinco dias inds tarde (29 de marso) pudimos
observer en la misma brea una pareja que desplegaba su
actividad formjeraalrededer de un agujerorecida construido.
presumiblemento In misma pareja.
PECHliRO (TERERSTRIS FORNSI).-Hasta donde sabemos, no so
han realizado studios ecoctol6gicos en esta species. Sin
embargo, la Chillina (Teretistris fernandinae) st ha scibido
alguna atenci6n (Quesada y de (as Pozas 1984). A juzgar pot
nuestras observacious y Ias del referido trabaJo, existen
algunas diferencias en los hdbitos de forrajeo do eslas dos
species end6micas.
Conducra alimentarta: Los Pecheros se agrnpan para
Comajear (seg(in nuestrus observaciones), de Ires forms
diferenies: (1) en gruposde2 n 3individuos; (2) en groups de
8 a 15 individuos; y (3) en hands mixtos junto a difference


Observaciones Conductuales en AlgnosAves dE CM I (continued)

species de bijiritas (5 6 6 Pecheros por hando).
Los grupos de 2a 3 individuos siempre los observumos en
horas de la tarde (entre las 14:00 y las 16:00 br), forrajeando
a una altura de 1-6 m, can amplia movilidad lated En
homs tempranas.entre las 06:00 y Ins 07:00 hr, observamos
bondos mayoxes formjeando en todos los niveles, desda el
estrato herbices hasta el arbdreo, aunque a este tiltimo solo
liegan algunos individuos. Estos bandos se encuentmn en
consiantecomunicacidnauditiva(emiliendovocalizaciones),
que aparentemente manticae la cohesi6n de la bandada.
Adends, algunos individuos se desplazan horizontalmense
mos 6 67 m del centre apparent de la bandadit No observamos
individuos en el sudoo muy separados del grupo. Utilizando
el "spshing." sonido que asemeja sus vocalizaciones de
enlace, comprobamos que alguses individuals
presumiblemente machos(dominantes?)seacercaron amenos
de in de nosatros, contestando el 11amado. Los bands
mixtos estaban, casi simple, compuestos de 20 a 30
individuals, y se observaron en horaries diversos; de forma
general, los Pecheros so acompalian de otras species de
bijiritas en admeros fluctuates par bands: Can delita
(Setophaga radicilla), Tstpadora (Maiodita varia), Bijirita
Chica (Parula americana), Bijirita Atigrada (Demiroica
rigrina), Bijirita Azul de Garganta Negra (D. caeratescens),
Bijirila de Garganta Negra (D. virens), y Bijirita Comtin (D,
palmaram).Estosbanos enbremodoslos estratos, formjeando
en broncos, ramas interiores, exteriores, en c) airc y en el
suelo. En estos bands, los Pecheros farrajeaban
indistinfamentey tambidn velaban paracapturatalgth insecto
en el aire.
Eaton (1953) yahabfa observado bands mixtos, pero la
composicidanoemexactamentelaquenosoIrosreportmos,
puestoqueelreferidoauturvioincidentalmentcalaCartacuba
(Todus multicolor), al Pitirre Guatibere (Tyrannus
candrfasciatus), al Bobito Chico(Contopus caribaeus), y al
Juan Chivf (Vireo gundlachi); dicho autor observe tambi6a
unaexactacompartimentacidn en el forrajeodeestosbandos.
Los bandos mixtos de aves han sidoobjeciode la atenci6n
de los eldlogos en los illtimos allos (Moynihanl962, Powell
1985), defini6ndose cl concept de"mimetismo social" (que
es la adaptacidn alcanzada entle organismos enya funci6n es
promover las interacciones sociales. Esta semejanza puede
ser en la modologia, conducts, a en ambas, y, par supuesto,
las interacciones sociales pueden ser hostiles o amistosas.
Aunque las bands de bijiritas y Pecheros enmplen
perfeclaments con los requisites del mimetismo social, no
nos ha sido possible separadas en species "nucleares" y
"asistentes,"sc3dn la denominaci6n de Moynihan (1962).ya
que intolosPecheros como las bijiritas parecen for mar parte
del addeo de la bandada. En Ins observaciones de Eaton
(1953) st so puede establear la dicatomfa, y las earlacubas,
bobitospitirresy juanchivresconstituyeneloenentesejamplos
de species asistences.


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LrtERAHOR CETADA

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Exrow, S.W. 1953. Wood warbicts wintering in Cuba. Wil-
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Morman, M. 1962. The organization and probable evolu-
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QuasADAM,.ANoG.anusPozAs.1984.Actividaddeforrajeo
de la Chillina, Teretistris fernandinae (Aves: Parnlidae),
en un bosque de San Diego de Los Ballos, Cuba. Misc.
Zool, 19:1-2,
Sucar, LL. 1982. Woodpeckers of the World. Delawas
Museum of NaturnI History Monograph Series No.4.
WIuiv, J.W. 1975. The nesting and reproductive success of
Red-tailed Hawks and Red-shouldered Hawks in Orange
County, California, 1973. Condor 77:133-139.


SECOND WINTER SIGHTING OF THE COMMON
BLACK-HEADED GULL (IARUS RIDIBflNDUS) IN
ST. LUCIA, LESSER ANTILLES

A[11:20 hr on 29 January 1992.Iobserved an unknown gull
resting onamudiatadjacenitoshallow waterandmangroves
westof VieuxFort, SL Lucia. Thegullatabout70mdistance
from mewas observed for 10 min when Idetennined it to be
aCommon Black-headed Gull(Larus ridibundus). Returned
tothesiteforfurtherobservationsal14:30hr.whenIwatched
the gull for 15 min at about 30-40 m distance. The gull was
then feeding at mid-tarsus depth in shallow water along with
herons and shorebirds. I was also able to observe the gull in
flight*
The all was closer in size to a Laughing Gull (Larus
atricilla) than a Bonaparte's Gull (L. philadelphia). Addi-
tionally, its identification as a Bonaparle's Gull.was elimi


Observaciones Conderrates an Made Cuba (continual)


Common Black-headed Gull in St. Lucia (continued)


noted by its bill color being reddish rather than black and its
extensively dark inner primatics on the underwing.
'llie Common Black-headed Gull has been recorded as
casual in migration in Puerto Rico and several of the Usser
Antilles (American Ornithologists' Union 1983, Check-list
of North American Birds, sixth ed.; reviewed by McKenzie
el aL, Am. Birds 44:1092-1093,1990), including Antigua,
Barbados, the Grenadines. St Martio. and an earlier record
for St Lucia (17-20 January 1986; Norton, Am. Birds
40*33 339. 1986).-WAYNE BURKE, c/o Canadian Staff,
Sir Arthur Lewis Conmundry College, Morne Fortune,
Castries, St. Lucia.


CURSO ANUAL:
COMUNIDADES DE AVES RESIDENTS Y
MIGRATORIAS, TECNICAS PARA SU
DETECTION Y EVALUATION
1 AL 15 DE MARZO Y/O 1 AL 15 DE OCTUBRE

OBJECOVOS
Adiestrar a reci6n egresados on m6todos ccol6gicos pam
el studio de las comunidades de aves, t6cnicas de
anillamiento y radiolocaliand6n.
Contamo
-Caractensticas generales delas migraciones y su
incidencia en el trdpico.
M4todos y t6cnicas para el studio de las
comanidades de aves y su relaci6n con el hilbitat,
capture y anillamiento can redes orailol6gicas.
-Tdcuicas de radiolocalizaci6n.
-Aplicaci6n de software aestudios de las migraciones.
-Confecci6n y entrega de trabajo prActico IInnL
DURAaoN: 15 dfas (120 horas lectivas)
Conferencias tedricas: 32 horas
Classes practices: 88 hours
MODAUDAD: Tiempo complete
Imom: Espailol
PROFESSORS:
Lic. Hiram Gonzillez Alonso
Investigator Auxiliar
Lic. Esteban Godinez Sulum
Investigador Auxiliar
Lic. Daysi Rodrignez Badsla
Investigator Agregado
Lic. Barbara SAnchez Oria
lavestigador Agregado
Cosro us MA'ratcula:
--Clases tedricas: $150.00 USD
--Clases pr4clicas: $500.00 USD
El costo de las classes prdcticas incluyen Iransportacidn a
las sireas de campo, alojamiento, desaynno y una comida.
ALOIAhHEKlO Y AUNENTACION.
Duranto las closes ledricas se realizan oferlas especiales


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Nombre cornpleto:
Direcei6n:


dentrodelProgramadelaUNESCOelHombreylaBioslera
(MAB): Guanahacabibes, Sierra del Rosario. Cuchillas del
Tony Baconan.


CUBA TO HOFF THE 1993 MEETING OF THE
SOCIETY OF CARIBBEAN ORNITHOLOGY

Next year's meeting of the SCO will be held at the Cienaga
de Zapala, Cubaduring the first weekin August. A package
tour willbeavailablefor Sociclymembersbutbecausespace
willbelimitedSCOmembers willhave priority for attendance.
Scheduled are scientific sessions, field trips in and around
Zapata, and an open forum to discuss regional concerns and
priorities, and for general interactions. A 2-3 day interna-
(ionalsymposium and workshop on the status and biology of
Caribbean Basin columbids will precede the SCO general
meeting. Proceedings of the Columbid Symposium and the
SCO scientific sessions will be published, with papers from
Caribbean biologists given first priority.


REPORT ON THE 1992 MEETING OF THE SCO IN
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

The Society's 1992 annual meeting was held in historic Old
San Juan, 31 July to S August. About 95 attendees registered
for the meetings and 60 papers and poster sessions were
presented. The Society was particularly pleased that six
representatives from Cuban scientific institutions were able
to attend the meeting, along with representatives from the
Dominican Republic, the Bahama Ishnds, Antigun--Barbuda,
Jamaica, SI. Lucia, Venezuela. Trinidad, and BraziL Orga-
nizedficidIripsweremadetotherainforestalElYunqueand
the Cambalache FortSL A full-day workshop was presented
on parlot biology and conservation. 'llic Columbid Working
Group met in formal session to plan next year'sinternational
symposium on Caribbean pigeons and doves. A new work-
ing group was formed for Caribbean Neotropical Migrant
I.,andbirds.

SOCIETY'S JOURNAL PUBLISHED

ThelatestissucoftheSociety'sjournalOrnitolograCaribeila,
was published in Au3tast 1992 and wM soon be sent to those
members who did not receive them at the Puerto Rico
meeting. The 62--page journal, edited by Jorge A. Moreno
and Dr. Joseph M. Wunderle, Jr., is the third and largest
issued by the Society. The lead paper is a commentary on
"BirdPlutectioninBarbados:savethemigratingshorebirds,"
by Maurice Bateman Hutt. Robert L Norton and Robert
Teylaun present a Focus on "Bird study on St. John, U.S.


Crtrm: Comurddeda* deAves Residentes y bligratorias (cominrrd)

encasasdovisilasconhabitacionessencillasdoblesy
triples.mny econdmicas y prfecticascan precios mdxi-
mos de $37, $28 y $21 (USD) diarios respectivamente.
Incluyen, alojamiento, desayuno y una comida.


Inrdintode Ecologle y 5/stemdlica (condmad)


INBITITTID DE EcolnolA v SI5TEMRHCA
AcADranA on CUMCIAS DE CUBA


Soucerto us Insuraczdu


Teldfono:
Ciudad:
Profesidu: Ocupacidn;
Titulo del curso:
Pcclia:
Para cualquier informacida que necesile puede ditigirse a.
Institute de Ecologra y Sistemitica
Carretera de Valona Km 3-1/2 A.P. 8010
C.P. 10800, Boyeros, Ciudad de La Habana
Cuba
Ecidfonos: 44 6365, 44 8419
TELEX: 511290 ACP CU
FAX: (537) 62-5604; (537) 62-5605

MArarcum MAXIMA: 20 personas
Lans on INscruarose 30 de Diciembre y 1 de Agosto
Al concluir las actividades docentes se emitird un certificado
acteditative de participaci6n en el curso-


INSTITUTO DE ECOLOGIA Y SISTEMATICA

La Academia de Ciencias de Cuba (A.C.C.) screen 1987,01
Institute de Ecologfu y Sistendtica (LE.S.),resultado de la
fusi6n de los antigues institutos de Botinica y Zoologfa. Esta
uneva institucide tienc como finalidad integrar los studios
de los ecosistemas terrestres cubanos y la investigacidn
sistem6tica de la flora y la fauna del pais, la conservaci6n de
los recursos bi6tices y so possible utilizacidn. Actualmente la
institucidncuentacondocedepartamentasygruposdetrabajo
que investigan y prestan servicios dentifico-tecnicos.entre
ellos una bibiloreca especializada y on graspo de estadistica y
computacidnenapoyoalas lemblicasmodernasdecadologfa,
taxonornianumdrica, microscopiadealtaxesolucionandlisis
qulmicosespecialiZadosyouns.
Existen filiales en provinces como Pinar del Rfo,
CieducgosCamagucySantingodeCubaHolgninyGranma,
donde al ignal que en el Municiplo especial de Isla de la
Juventud, hay groups de trnbajo scientific que responded al
I.E.S. Son atendidas tambien per este center, las cinco
reserves naturales del pals: El Veral, Cabo Corrientes,
Caguanes, Jaguany y Cupeyal del Norteast come el Jardin
Bolanico de Cienfuegos, y las cuatro Reservas de la Biosfera


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Virgin Islands," and John Fanborg and Wayne Arendt have
provided a Special Paper on "Rainfall correlates of bird
populationfluctuationsinaPuertoRicandryforestal5year
study." Four scientific papers include "Earliestreconis of the
recently intmduced avifauna of Puerto Rico," by Herbert A.
RaffaelenndCameronB.Kepler,"FeralexoticPsillaciformes
from Puerto Rico," by Ratil A. Pdrez-Rivera; "Abundance
and distribution of waterbirdsin two types of wetlands on St
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands." by Pred W. Sladen; and "An
evaluation of the Ducks Unlimited waterfowl nest box pro-
gram in Tamaulipas, Mexico," by Darrell E. Markum and
Guy A. Baldassure. Four notes include "Third record of
White-winged Tern for the West Indies," by Fred W.Sladen
and Rohmd H. Wauer; "Importance of Virgin Islands man-
grove habitals to migrant and wintering birds," by Roland it
WaterandFred W.Sinden:"The Yellow-sboulderedBlack-
bird on MonitoIsland, Puerto Rico." by Enrique Hernindez-
Prieto and Maribel Gondlez; and "Three new recoils of
neotropical migrant birds at Guanahacabibes Peninsula,
Cuba," by Hiram GonzldezEsteban GodinezPedroBlancow
and AlinaPerez. Finallysome ornithologicalactiviticsin the
Caribbean are summarized for 1987-1992-


NEW PUBLICATIONS

WEST INDMN ETR D RECORDS IN AMEINCAN BIRDS AND Aununow
FEELD NOTEs (1947-1990): SPECIES INDEx at Isuums, by
Robert W. Loftin. Florida Omithological Society Special
Publication No. 5, 1992, 90pp. With an index of Christmas
BirdCountsandislands.CopiesareavailableatS3.00(USD)
.
plus $1.00 for shipping and handling from the Flonda Or-
nithological Society, Glen E. Woolfendeu, Editor of Special
Publications, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, Florida
33960, U.SA; or, James W. Wiley, Society of Caribbean
Ornithology, 2201 Ashland SL, Ruston, Louisiana 71270
U.SA *

A Blaman's C uECKUST OF THE BIRDS OF THE LESSER ANTHLES,
KEYED TO BOND'S ENDS OF THE WEST INDms, by Allan R.
Keith and Horace Loftin, Russ's Natural History Books,
Lake Helen, Florida, 1992, 16pp., I map. Available from
Russ's Natural History Books, Post Office Box 1089, Lake
Helen, Florida 32744-1089. U.S A

ENDANonate & ENDEMIC BERBS OP THE DOMINICAN REPUD-
uc, by Annabelic S. Dod, Cypress House Press, 155 Cypress
St., Fort Bragg, Califomin 95437. Illustrated. 207pp.lSBN
1-879384-12-4. Paperback: $12.00


Awleys Janual (condaned)


MEETINGS OF INTEREST


10-11 September 1992-"The Conservation and Cultural
Value of Tropical Forest Fragments," a symposium,
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological
Park, Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S A

22-25 September 1992 Neotropical Migratory Bird
Symposium and Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado. (Tom
Martin, Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research
Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Ar-
kansas, Fayeueville, Arkansas 72701, U.S.A.).

2-4 October 1992 Association of Field Ornithologists
and American Birding Association, joint meeting, Coa-
necticutCollegeNewLondonConnecticutU.S.A. (Robert
Asking, Box 5416, Department of Zoology, 270 Mohegan
Ave.,ConnecticatCollegeNewl.andonConnecticut06320,
U.5A).

14-18 October 1992 Colonial Water bird Society, Uni-
versity of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, U.S A (James
Kushland, Department of Biology, University of Missis-
sippi, Oxford, Mississippi 28677, U.SA Telephone: 601-
232-7203, fax- 601-232-5144).

l l-15November l992- Raptor Research Foundation, Red
Lion Hotel/Belleyne in Bellevue (Seattle), Washington,
U.SA (Leonard Young, 5010 Sunset Drive, N.W.. Olym-
pia. Washington 98502. Telephone: 206-753-0671. fax:
206-586-6126).

12-19 November 1992 Waterfowl and Wetlands Con-
servationinthel990s-nGlobal Perspective. Tradewinds
Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida. (Simon Nash, IWRB,
Slimbridge, Gloucester, GL2 7BX, United Kingdom).

27-29 January 1993 "I'he Effects of Oil on Wildlife,"
thinl international conference, New Orleans, lauisiana,
U.SA (Eileen Muller or Joyce Ponsell, Tri-State Bird
RescueandResearch,1nc., 110Possum HollowRoadNewark,
Delaware 19711, U.SA Telephone: 302-737-9543).

19--24 March 1993 58th North American Wildlife and
Natural Resouces Conference, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
(WildlifeManagementInstituteSuite725.110114th$1xcel,
N.W., Washington, D.C.20005, U.5A).

15-17 April 1993- Second conference on Orientation and
Navigation-BirdsHumansand Other AnimnisWadham
CollegeOxford University, England. (The Royalkslitute of
Navigation, I Kensington Gore, landon SW7 2AT, En-
gland).

29 April--I May 1993-The Wilson Ornithological Society,
University of Guelph, Guciph, Ontario, Canada. (Alex
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Meetings (continual)


Election Procedurer (condnued)


Nominations will be received for the following
officers:
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
2. Nominations will go to an appointed Nominations
Committee. That Committee will ensure that nominees
am imerested in standing for office.
3. The candidates' names will be announced to Society
members in the first issue of the El Pitirre. A ballot
will be included in that issue of the bulletin.


Bohan MRHIERs 1992-94 (REPMSENTAHVES OF TERRITORIES)

A ===>-8^====^
Kevel liodsay
Box 1229, St John's
Antigna-Barbnds
nananas
(robe decided)
CarnaN Iss.awns
Qaristopher Bibby
P.o.B.13ss
Grand Cayman.B.W.I.
cues
&do IL Garrido
CaHe 60 #1706
Mariano 13
La Habana. Cuba
DoxDucAN Raptsu.te
simon Guerre
CaBe 29 Esse
aaup
sento Domino, Dominican Republic
FREnen Warr IKDRS
Marcel Bon St. Come
Beleme
amentin, Maninique97232
Jamames
Catherine Invy
2 Sladight Ave.
Kingston 6, Jamsics, W.L
Pause Rico
FrankRivernMilan
Deputamento de Reconce Nanades
Termstrial Pcology Section
Box 5887
Purce de Tiena, Pucrto Rico 009D6
Sr. Lucu
Lyndon John
Foresty Depastment
Minisuy of Agriculture
casuies, so Lucia
TRRGDAD AND TOMAGO
IIoward Nelson
Wildlife Section. Forestry Diviuian
Ministry of Agriculane, land and Marine Resources
Fann Road, St. Jan-ph
Trinidad. W.I.


Middleton, Zoology Department, University of Onelpit
Ouelph. Ontario NIG 2W1, Canada).

"F--9 May 1993 Association of Systematic Collections,
Piusburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (ASC, 730 11th Street,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, U.S.A. Telephone: 202-
347-2850, fax: 202-347-0072).

8-13 June 1993 The American Ornithologists' Union,
Fairb:mks, Alaska, U.S.A. (Ed want C. Murphy, Institute of
Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
99775-0180, U.S.A.).

24-30 July 1993- Animal Behavior Society.University of
California, Davis. California, U.S.A. (Benjamin Hart, DC-
partment of Physiology, School of Veterinary Medicine,
University of California, Davis, California 95616. U.S.A.).

29 June-6 August 1992 The Society of Caribbean Or-
nithology, Ciena3a de Znpala, Cuba. (Catherine Levy, 2
Starlight Ave., Kingston 6, Jamaica).

15-21 August 1993 International Union of Garne Bi-
alogists XXI Congress, Halifax, Canada. Theme, "Forest/
Wildlife and Biodiversity...Toward the 21st Century." (LD.
Thompson, Forestry Canada, Box 6028. SL John's, New-
foundland, Canada AIC 5X8, Telephone: 709-7724903,
fax: 709-772-2576 [Canada code=1]).

21-26 June 1994 The American Oraithologists' Union,
The Cooper Ornithological Society, and The Wilson
Ornithological Society, joint meeting, University of Mon-
Iana, Missoula, Montana. U.S.A.

21-27 August 1994 XXI International Ornithological
Congress, Vienna. Austria. (Inter convention, A-1450 Vienna.
Austria),
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PROCEDURES FOR ELECTION OF 1993--1994
SOCIETY OFFICERS

The Society has established the following procedure for
electing officers:
1. Nominations for Officers should be sent to the
Seemlary before 1 January 1993:
Ms. Patricia Bradley, Secreary
Society of Caribbean Ornithology
Government House
Turks and Caicos Islands
British West IndieS
Fax: 809-946-2903


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Bonvo Mousns 1992-94 (REPREEDETA'HVES OF THRITOklES)


J^mc-A
Catherine Levy
2 Starlight Ave.
Kingston 6
Jamaica, W1
Puanto Rico
Frank Rivera Milan
Departamento de Recurses Naturales
Tenestrial Ecology Section
Box 5887
Pucrta de Tierra
Puerto Rico 00906
ST. Loch
Lyndon John
Forestry Department
Ministry of Agriculture
Castries, St Lucia
TREGDAD AND TOBAGO
Howard Nelson
Wildlife Section, Forestry Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources
Farm Road, St Joseph
Trinidad. W1
Tuars Arm CAlcos Iss.ANos
Patricia Bradley
Government House
Waterloo
Turks and Caicos Islands


A2mous-Bannum
Kevel Lindsay
Box 1229, St John's
Antigun-Barbuda
BAHAmas
(To be decided)
CAYMAN Ist..ams
Christopher Bibby
P.O. Box 1365
Grand Cayman, B.WL
CunA
Orlando EL Gazzida
Calfe 60 #1706
Marianzo 13
La Habano, Cuba
DOMINICAN Rin*uauc
Simon Guerro
Calle 29 Este
#6 E. Lupemn
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
FRacu WEST INDi85
Marcel Bon St. Come
Beleme
Lamenting
Martinique 97232


BOARD MDIBas 1992-94 (Invrrm)


Age L. Shillinger
International Council for Bird Preserva-
tion
c/o World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th St. N.W. Suile #500
Washington, D.C. 20037 U.SA


Dr. Martin K. McNichoH
218 Phst Ave.
Townlo, Ontario M4M 1X4
CANADA


Dr. Alexander Cruz
Department of EPO Biology
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0334 U.S.A.








Board members (Cornirmed)


George L 5hillinger
International Council for Bird Preservatim
cle Wadd Wildlife Pund
1250 24th St N.W. Suite #500
Washingen, D.C.20037 U3-A.


Tumxs AND Cares Ist..4Nas
Patricia Bradley
Govemmers flouse
Waterim
Thrks and Caicos islands

Bosno MEMBERS 1992-94 (INVITED)

Dr. Meander Cruz
Department of EPO Biology
University of colorado
Boulder, Colorada 80309-0334 U.s.^*

Dr. Martin IC McNichall
2ts First Ave
Toronto, Ontario M4M IX4. CANADA


THE SOCIETY OF CARIBBEAN ORNITHOLOGY

Pmsident Catherine Levy, 2 Starlight Ave., Kingston 6,
Jamaica
Vice President Dr. Joseph Wunderle, Jr., Institute of
Tropical Forestry, P.O. Box B.Palmer, Puerto
Rico 00721
Secretary' Ms.Patricia F. Bradicy, Government House,
Turks and Caicos islands, West Indies
Treasurer Dr. Rosemarie Guarn, 23 Mount Vernon Ave.,
Alexandria, Virginia 22301, U.S.A.


Front:
Dr. James W. Wiley
2201 Ashland SL
Ruston, Louisiann 71270, U.S.A.


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