Conference Schedule & Session Themes

Session Themes

DAY 1 (20 January 2022)

Concurrent session 1: Raptor Ecology & Behaviour
Concurrent session 2: Environmental Changes & Threats

DAY 2 (21 January 2022)

Concurrent session 3: Local Community Involvement
Concurrent session 4: Species-specific Assessment
Concurrent session 5: Monitoring of Raptor Migration
Concurrent session 6: Local Raptor Monitoring
Concurrent session 7: Zoonosis & Raptor Medicine
Concurrent session 8: Genetic Variation of Raptors

Post-symposium Workshops

DAY 3 (22 January 2022)

Workshop 1: Occupancy Modelling I
Workshop 2: Occupancy Modelling II
Workshop 3: Species distribution modelling
Workshop 4: Raptor Tracking Technology/ Devices
Workshop 5: Handling Injured Raptors

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Full Symposium Schedule

DAY 1: 20 January 2022 (Thursday)

Time (MYT/ GMT +8)



7.00 a.m. – 8.00 a.m.

1 hr

Admission of participants

8.00 a.m. – 8.10 a.m.

10 min

Welcoming speech by Chong Leong Puan, Symposium Chairperson

8.10 a.m. – 8.20 a.m.

10 min

Welcoming speech by Toru Yamazaki, President of ARRCN

8.20 a.m. – 8.30 a.m.

10 min

Welcoming speech by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ismail, President of Malaysian Nature Society 

8.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.

30 min

Opening address by Rob Bierregaard, President of Raptor Research Foundation

9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.

15 min

Photo session & break (video screening)

9.15 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

45 min

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lucia Liu Severinghaus (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Long-term study of Lanyu Scops-Owl

Chairperson: Allen Jeyarajasingam (Malaysian Nature Society)




Chairperson: Kim Chye Lim (Malaysian Nature Society)

10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.

20 min

ARRCN country report 2022: Japan

Authors: Inoue Takehiko and Murate Tatsuyoshi

10.20 a.m. – 10.40 a.m.

20 min

Raptor research and conservation in Korea

Authors: Hankyu Kim, Yu-Seong Choi, Wee Haeng Hur, Seung-Gu Kang and Chang-Yong Choi

10.40 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

20 min

Growing public concern for raptor conservation in Taiwan

Authors: Tai-Hua Tsai and Si-Min Lin

11.00 a.m. – 11.20 a.m.

20 min

Updates on raptor research and conservation in Vietnam

Author: Le Manh Hung

11.20 a.m. – 11.40 a.m.

20 min

Philippines: Country report

Authors: Alex M. Tiongco and Ma. Terasa A. Cervero

11.40 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

20 min

Recent raptor-related work in Malaysia

Author: Chong Leong Puan

12.00 p.m. – 12.20 p.m.

20 min

Country report – Singapore

Author: Gim Cheong Tan

12.20 p.m. – 12.40 p.m.

20 min

Updates on raptors in Indonesia: Conservation status, conservation actions and migration

Authors: Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni and (Adam) A. Supriatna

12.40 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

20 min

Nepal’s country report

Authors: Tulsi Ram Subedi and Sandesh Gurung

1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

1 hr 30 min

Lunch break

2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

30 min

PLENARY SPEAKER 1: Marc Kery (Swiss Ornithological Institute)

The power of occupancy modelling for raptor and owl population studies

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Zakaria Hussin (Universiti Putra Malaysia)




Raptor Ecology & Behaviour

Chairperson: Dency Flenny Augustine Gawin (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)


Environmental Changes & Threats

Chairperson: Evelyn Lim Ai Lin (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

3.00 p.m. – 3.20 p.m.

20 min

Habitat use of roosting site and movement pattern of Australasian Grass-Owl

Authors: Jo-Szu Tsai, Jia-Jia Lyu, Yi-Shuo Tseng and Chia-Hao Chang


The Global Anthropause Raptor Research Network: How raptor research during the COVID-19 pandemic provides invaluable opportunities for conservation biology

Authors: Petra Sumasgutner, Ralph Buij, Christopher J.W. McClure, Phil Shaw, Cheryl R. Dykstra, Nishant Kumar and Christian Rutz

3.20 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.

20 min

Factors influencing habitat-use of owls in and around Community Reserves in Meghalaya, north-east India

Authors: S. Sangeeth Sailas, Aritri Sarkar, Santhanakrishnan Babu, P. Pramod, P. V. Karunakaran and H. N. Kumara

Climate change leads to range contraction for the “Hachikuma” raptors: How to point out the future conservation strategies?

Authors: Aryo A. Condro, Syartinilia, Hiroyoshi Higuchi, Yeni A. Mulyani, Rika Raffiudin, Lufthi Rusniarsyah, Yudi Setiawan and Lilik B. Prasetyo

3.40 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

20 min

Nest site selection of Black Kites (Milvus migrans) in Pingtung, Taiwan

Authors: Yun-Chieh Huang, Hui-Shan Lin and Yuan-Hsun Sun

Raptor migration at Guantouling, south-west China: Phenology, weather influence and persecution pressure

Authors: Xu Shi, Xiaobo Xiao, Xinyi Zhao, Renjie Sun, Xingfeng Zhao, Chi-Yeung Choi and Wuying Lin

4.00 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.

20 min

Nesting of Jerdon's Baza Aviceda jerdoni in Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Authors: Cheewin Chaiburin and Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua

Abundance of island avian predators in a heavily impacted tropical forest suggests that endemics face greatest risk from landscape changes

Authors: Camille B. Concepcion, Adam E. Duerr, Keith L. Bildstein, Petra B. Wood and Todd E. Katzner

4.20 p.m. – 4.40 p.m.

20 min

Observations of the nesting of the Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus torquatus - Tweeddale morph in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Authors: Chiu Sein Chiong and Chan Kai Soon

The conflict of greens in offshore wind energy development from the perspective of raptor migration in East Asia

Author: Chien-Hung Yang


4.40 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

20 min

Breeding biology, social interactions and conservation of the semi colonial Montagu’s Harrier in the Spanish Extremadura

Authors: Brigitte Berger-Geiger, C. Giovanni Galizia, Alfonso Godino and Manuel Calderón Carrasco

Richness and abundance of raptors in response to wind farms in Central Karnataka, India

Authors: G. Babu Rao, S. Babu, Honnavalli N. Kumara, Malyasri Bhattacharya, D. Tamiliniyan and Mahesh Bilaskar

5.00 p.m. – 5.20 p.m.

20 min

Vocal activity of the Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) in Peninsular Malaysia

Authors: Amera Natasha Mah Muhammad Adam Mah, Mohamed Zakaria and Chong Leong Puan

Updated range metrics and a global population estimate for the critically endangered Philippine Eagle using a spatial ensemble habitat model

Authors: Luke J. Sutton, Jayson C. Ibañez, Dennis I. Salvador, Rowell L. Taraya, Guiller S. Opiso, Tristan P. Senarillos and Christopher J.W. McClure

5.20 p.m. – 5.40 p.m.

20 min

Ecological niche model reveals the differential space use by the sympatric raptors of Andaman archipelago, India

Authors: Shanmugavel Sureshmarimuthu, Santhanakrishnan Babu and Honnavalli Nagaraj Kumara

The Northwesterniana Flyway, Luzon, Philippines: A five-year raptor monitoring research in a changing environment and extreme climatic conditions

Authors: Michael Agbayani Calaramo, Alex Tiongco, Teresa Cervero, Venus Palting, Fe Pungtilan and Gaspar Kristel

5.40 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

20 min

Factors influencing the occurrence and abundance of owls in Western Ghats, India

Authors: Santhanakrishnan Babu, Eluvathingal Antony Jayson and Muniandy Sivaram

Java's owl trading in pandemic era

Author: Diyah Wara Restiyati



End of first day

DAY 2: 21 January 2022 (Friday)


Time (MYT/ GMT +8)



7.00 a.m. – 8.00 a.m.

1 hr

Admission of participants

8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m.

30 min

PLENARY SPEAKER 2: Christopher McClure (Peregrine Fund)

The Global Raptor Impact Network: A collaboration to monitor and conserve the world’s raptors

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ismail (Malaysian Nature Society)




Local Community Involvement

Chairperson: Zamri Rosli (Universiti Putra Malaysia)


Autecological Studies of Raptors

Chairperson: Mohammad Saiful Mansor (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

8.30 a.m. – 8.50 a.m.

20 min

Community engagement on Flores Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus floris) conservation action in Ende, Flores, Indonesia

Authors: Oki Hidayat, Wieke Herningtyas and Nardy Noerman Najib

Peregrine Falcon survival rates derived from a long-term study at a migratory and overwintering area in coastal Washington, USA

Authors: Daniel E. Varland, Larkin A. Powell, Joseph B. Buchanan, Tracy L. Fleming and Cheryl Vanier

8.50 a.m. – 9.10 a.m.

20 min

Sustainable palm oil and Barn Owls in Malaysia

Authors: Shakinah Ravindran and Hasber Salim

Assessing diet of the Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) in Peninsular Malaysia

Authors: Nor Adibah Ismail, Ummi Nur Syafiqah Daud, Connie Khoo Siew Yoong, Chong Leong Puan, Nurul Ashikin Abdullah, Amira Aqilah Muhammad, Shukor Md Nor and Mohammad Saiful Mansor

9.10 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

20 min

Short-term results of a Barn Owl translocation programme from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah, Borneo

Authors: Hasber Salim, Cik Mohd Rizuan Zainal Abidin, Hafidzi Mohd Noor, Noor Hisham Hamid and Shakinah Ravindran

Reviewing the current distribution of Javan Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi): A case study involving citizen science data from Burungnesia database

Authors: Riri Wiyanti Retnaningtyas, Fitriana Salehah, Millenia Luna Amengka, Waskito Kukuh Wibowo and Swiss Winnasis Bagus Prabowo

9.30 a.m. – 9.50 a.m.

20 min

Barn Owl island: A model of Barn Owl reintroduction to a small area of palm oil plantation

Authors: Kriangsak Hamari, Nirawat Sinnarong, Worata Klinsawat, Manakorn Sukmak and Worawidh Wajjwalku

Habitat suitability modelling of Sunda Scops-Owl (Otus lempiji Horsfiled 1821) using Geographic Information System in Java Island based on Burungnesia citizen science data

Authors: Fitriana Salehah, Riri Wiyanti Retnaningtyas, Millenia Luna Amengka, Waskito Kukuh Wibowo and Swiss Winnasis Bagus Prabowo

9.50 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

20 min

Historical-biographical study on Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus) from the perspectives of the old folks in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines

Authors: Narcitas B. Ouano, Verlino D. Baddu and John Lester T. Tabian

The winter ecology of Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus in northwestern India

Author: Ashok Verma

10.10 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

20 min

A five-year comparative study of raptor migration count at Cape San Agustin, The Philippines (2016-2020)

Authors: LANTAW Birdwatch Club Members and Dennis P. Melanio

Habitat projections for conservation using species distribution models: A case of globally threatened Egyptian Vulture in northern India

Authors: Radhika Jha, Amita Kanaujia and Kaushalendra Kumar Jha

10.30 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.

20 min

The role of monitoring, rescue and rehabilitation of Gyps vultures in reducing the rate of mortality in Raigad, India

Authors: Premsagar Mestri, Madhuri PejaverRupa Dawne, Pranav Kulkarni, Pooja Pujari and Samiya Sayyad 

Population levels and productivity of the critically endangered White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) are stable in Arghakhanchi District, Nepal

Authors: Krishna Prasad Bhusal, Ankit Bilash Joshi, Deu Bahadur Rana, Deelip Chand Thakuri and Christopher J.W. McClure

10.50 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

10 min

Break (video screening)

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

30 min

PLENARY SPEAKER 3: Ding Li Yong (BirdLife Asia)

What are the next steps for conserving migratory raptors in the East Asian Flyway?

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah (Universiti Sains Malaysia)




Monitoring of Raptor Migration

Chairperson: Mark Ng (Malaysian Nature Society)


Local Raptor Monitoring

Chairperson: Chin Aik Yeap (Malaysian Nature Society)

11.30 a.m. – 11.50 a.m.

20 min

Five-year monitoring of migratory raptors during autumn season in Glan, Sarangani Province, Philippines

Authors: Joylyn R. Dayondon, Roy O. Mejorada and Cornelio M. Ramirez, Jr.

Record of raptor species in the northernmost village of Badung Regency, Bali

Authors: Michelle Angelina Sharon, Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni, I Made Saka Wijaya and Ida Ayu Eka Pertiwi Sari

11.50 a.m. – 12.10 p.m.

20 min

Dynamics of raptor migration in Cape San Agustin, Davao Oriental, Philippines

Authors: Giovanne G. Tampos, Bernadette J. Nanual and Laurie J. Goodrich

Correlations of climatic factors on the presence of raptor species in Prapat Agung Peninsula, Bali Barat National Park

Authors: Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni, Gde Oka Widiyavedanta, F. X. Sudaryanto and I Gusti Ayu Made Srinadi

12.10 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

20 min

Migration ecology of Chinese Sparrowhawks in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Authors: Jo-Szu Tsai, Yi-Hua Tsai, Jia-Jia Lyu, Chien-Wei Tseng, Hung-Ming Chang, Chang-Yong Choi, Hyun-Young Nam and Keith L. Bildstein

Significance of monsoon forest for the presence of birds of prey in Prapat Agung Peninsula, West Bali National Park

Authors: Gde Oka Widiyavedanta, Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni and F. X. Sudaryanto

12.30 p.m. – 12.50 p.m.

20 min

Different migration routes of Black Kite Milvus migrans subspecies in Thailand

Authors: Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua, Chanatip Ummee, Innokentyi Okhlopkov and Prateep Duangkae

Observation on raptors in selected Central Forest Spine (CFS) ecological corridors in Peninsular Malaysia

Authors: Shahfiz Mohammad Azman, Faradiana Noor Md Fauzi and Nor Hazwani Ahmad Ruzman

12.50 p.m. – 1.10 p.m.

20 min

Preliminary report of raptor migration survey at Longquanshan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China (2020-2021)

Authors: Zhu Lei, Yang Xiao-nong, Tang Kai, Wang Hui and Jiang Zhi-you

Road transect surveys and mapping of forest raptor communities in Luzon, Philippines

Authors: Jelaine L. Gan and Carmela P. Española

1.10 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

20 min

Raptor migration count in Kenting National Park, Taiwan

Authors: Tsai Yi Hua, Tseng Chien Wei and Lin Si Min

Avifaunal assessment of the Capisaan cave system, Philippines: Towards protection and conservation of endemic and migratory bird species

Authors: Jayson Q. Caranza and Erickson A. Tabayag

1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

1 hr

Lunch break

2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

30 min

PLENARY SPEAKER 4: Jalila Abu (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Integrating avian medicine into raptor research and conservation

Chairperson: Gim Cheong Tan (Nature Society, Singapore)




Zoonosis & Raptor Medicine

Chairperson: Nur Indah Ahmad (Universiti Putra Malaysia)


Genetic Variation of Raptors

Chairperson: Wei Lun Ng (Xiamen University Malaysia)

3.00 p.m. – 3.20 p.m.

20 min

Prevalence of avian malaria in raptors in Bangphra Wildlife Breeding Center, Thailand

Authors: Sirawit Subaneg, Nithima To-adithep, Benya Chatkaewchai, Aksarapak Kaewpong, Ratiwan Sitdhibutr, Preeda Lertwatcharasarakul and Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua

Genetic relationships in Black Kites (Milvus migrans) from Northeast Asia, Japan, Taiwan, India and Australia

Authors: Natalya G. Andreyenkova, Shiao-Yu Hong, Hui-Shan Lin, Igor V. Karyakin, Yasuko Iwami, Ruslan A. Kirillin and Ivan Literák

3.20 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.

20 min

Cerebral cyst in a Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus)

Authors: Warih Pulung Nugrahani, Andreas Bandang Hardian, Irhamna Putri Rahmawati and Sitarina Widyarini

Analysis of genetic structure and genetic diversity in Japanese Black Kite population using mtDNA

Authors: Kazuya Nagai and Ken-ichi Tokita

3.40 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

20 min

Hematologic profile and value comparison of Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) with pododermatitis and ectoparasites infestation

Authors: Irhamna Putri Rahmawati, Warih Pulung Nugrahani, Guruh Jaya Wisnuwardhana, Andreas Bandang Hardian, Naufal Seta Kurnianta, Natanael Baptista Haryosakti and Randy Kusuma

Extent and symmetry of tail moult in Amur Falcons

Authors: Oluwadunsin E. Adekola, David G. Allan, Zephne Bernitz, Wiseman Dlungwana and Peter G. Ryan

4.00 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.

20 min

Molecular detection of influenza A viruses and H5 subtype among migratory Amur Falcons and captive birds of prey

Authors: Mohamed E. El Zowalaty, Jennifer DeBeauchmp, Trushar Jeevan, John Franks, Kimberly Friedman, Rina Pretorius, Sean G. Young, Robert G. Webster and Richard Webby

Blood cells morphometry and descriptive morphology of captive Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) at Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja

Authors: Andreas Bandang Hardian, Warih Pulung Nugrahani, Irhamna Putri Rahmawati and Dorothea Vera Megarani

4.20 p.m. – 4.40 p.m.

20 min

Short-term exposure of anticoagulant rodenticides enhances the toxin tolerance in prey (Rattus losea) to predator (Elanus caeruleus)

Authors: Wen-Loung Lin, Kuan-Hao Chen, Si-Min Lin and Hui-Yun Tseng

Blood profile of Barn Owl (Tyto alba javanica) In Cancangan, Wukirsari, Cangkringan, Sleman, Yogyakarta

Authors: Abdurrahman Hanif, Doddi Yudhabuntara and Lim Wen Sin

4.40 p.m. – 4.50 p.m.

10 min

Break (video screening)

4.50 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

10 min

Closing speech by Toru Yamazaki, President of ARRCN

5.00 p.m. – 5.10 p.m.

10 min

Closing speech by Chong Leong Puan, Symposium Chairperson



End of symposium (scientific sessions)



DAY 3: 22 January 2022 (Saturday)

Post-symposium Workshops


Time (MYT/ GMT +8)


Workshops & Instructors

7.30 a.m. – 8.00 a.m.

30 min

Admission of participants

8.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.

1 hr

WORKSHOP 1: Occupancy Modelling I – Ravinder Kaur

9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

1 hr

WORKSHOP 2: Occupancy Modelling II – Hankyu Kim

10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

30 min


10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

1 hr

WORKSHOP 3: Species distribution modelling – Yen Yi Loo

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

1 hr 30 min

Lunch break

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

1 hr

WORKSHOP 4: Raptor Tracking Technology/ DevicesHansoo Lee

2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

1 hr

WORKSHOP 5: Handling Injured Raptors – Jalila Abu



End of workshops

(Note: The times indicated here are referring to Malaysian time (GMT +8). All presenters are encouraged to check the scheduled presentations, and take note of the corresponding times in your respective time zones.)