The African Cuckoos Team had a fantastic time at the Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC15), this year held in Vic Falls, Zimbabwe. Over 275 participants from 55 countries attended this week-long congress focused on ornithology across the continent. Dr Chima Nwaogu gave a plenary talk on “Differing Priorities in the Timing of Annual Life History Events”, while Professor Claire Spottiswoode and Silky Hamama presented during a roundtable session on communities in conservation and research. Silky further presented a poster, with Claire, Jess Lund, Mairenn Attwood and Cameron Blair each giving research talks as well.
A wonderful opportunity to catch up with colleagues, hear some of the latest research, and even fit in a bit of birding on the Zambezi!