The CNY Wildfowlers Association was formed in 1960 by a dedicated group of waterfowl hunters. The purpose of the organization is to improve and enhance waterfowl populations and wetland management and access through research, education and stewardship. Roy W. Glahn is a former member of the Central New York Wildfowlers Association.
2021 - Brittnie Flemming a Graduate Research Assistant at SUNY ESF is this years recipient of the Roy Glahn Scholarship.
With encouragement from Dr. Michael Schummer and Jake Chronister, I am writing you with interest in the 2021 Roy Glahn Scholarship presented by CNY Wildfowlers Association. Jake briefly introduced me to you and the CNY Wildfowlers Assoc. at the New York Sportsman’s expo a few weeks ago in Syracuse. I am currently stationed in Long Island conducting the same research Jake was doing last winter/spring working with population surveys of Greater scaup and Lesser scaup. We are off to a great start so far yet waiting for bigger groups to migrate in March. This year we have decided to collect feather samples from marked birds for isotope analysis. This will help us better understand where these birds are breeding and what conservation objectives we can manage in order to preserve critical breeding habitat that may be overlooked with the current BPOP surveys in the Atlantic Flyway.
A little bit about myself: I am a Louisiana native who grew up exploring wetland landscapes and surrounded by a thriving waterfowl culture. In 2018, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Ecology and Management from Louisiana State University. For the past three years, I have traveled to various states in each flyway to assist with different styles of waterfowl trapping and banding. I have banded 23 species of waterfowl in five states and have handled thousands of birds. I enjoy the outdoor work as well as the people I get to meet and work alongside in this field. I hope to complete the SUNY-ESF Master’s of Professional Studies graduate program in December 2021. Depending on how the current Long Island scaup trapping goes, as well as funding to support scaup isotope research, it is possible we will change it to a Master of Science degree that includes a research thesis with intent of a publication to record our analysis of the isotope data. With the MPS, not every semester is fully covered by stipend. This scholarship would be of great financial assistance and put to good use involving important broadbill research.
This summer I will be working in the Adirondacks banding waterfowl and conducting point-count duck surveys. Next spring and summer I look forward to being more involved with the duck banding in Onondaga Lake. My main professional interests are wetland birds and habitat management, waterfowl population research, and continuing with academia. I enjoy hunting, archery, and painting when I have free time. I hope to dabble in taxidermy when I have time to take a few classes.
2020 - Jake Chronister a SUNY ESF student is this years recipient of the Roy Glahn Scholarship for his work with waterfowl; his current project involves banding blue bill (lesser & greater scaup) in Long Island, NY and this winter on Onondaga Lake. He hopes this will give use a better understanding of where these waterfowl go and where they come from. This is the first time this species has been banded in NY in over 30 years.
2019 - Stephen Sliwinski, MPS Candidate is sincerely honored to have been chosen for the Roy W. Glahn Memorial Scholarship! He thanked The CNY Wildfowlers Association for our generous support. This award will be used to help fund his research as well as costs of tuition. Once completed he will send a copy of his research. He will also be attending the annual banquet on April 24, 2019. Thank you again for the support and he is looking forward to meeting the members at the banquet.
2018 - Aidan Flores is the recipient of the Roy Glahn Scholarship for his work with waterfowl; his current project involves the influence of agricultural grains on diets, body condition, and season stress in American Black Ducks wintering on Long Island, NY, which will give us insight into other ecologically sensitive areas used by waterfowl along the eastern seaboard.
2017 - Alison Kocek: The Roy Glahn award will make a large difference in Alison’s ability to disseminate her research results to people who can make a difference in restoring and protecting habitat for saltmarsh birds. She will use the scholarship to pay the costs of publishing her results in a peer-reviewed journal and to travel to a scientific meeting to present her results of her PhD research on Implications for Tidal Marsh Restoration.
2016 - The CNY Wildfowlers recently awarded two ESF graduate students the Roy Glahn Scholarship for the year 2016. Adam Bleau graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in May 2010 with a B.S. in Biology. Justin Droke earned a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management at the University of Tennessee. Both young men are working in the CNY Finger Lakes region researching black ducks and mallards. The CNY Wildfowlers presented both Justin and Adam a check for $750 each to help them in their research work. Congratulations to Adam and Justin!
2014 - Congratulations to Environmental & Forest Biology MS student Melissa Althouse who has been awarded The Roy W. Glahn Memorial Scholarship from the Central New York Wildfowlers Association in the amount of $750. Melissa is studying the impact of human involvement on the Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), a federally-listed (endangered) species that is considered a flagship species for sensitive coastal waterbirds.