40th Anniversary Update

The Waterbird Society is a professional community that respects diversity and promotes inclusion. After much deliberation, The Waterbird Society Council has decided to hold our 40th Anniversary Meeting as planned in New Bern, North Carolina. At this late date we cannot practically move our meeting location without a large financial cost to our relatively small [...]

April 28th, 2016|Annual Meetings, Events, News|

Special Note about our 40th Anniversary Meeting

New legislation recently passed in North Carolina (House Bill 2) has raised some significant concerns about fair and equitable treatment of all people. The Waterbird Society is committed to building a professional community that respects diversity and promotes inclusion. We are currently in a ‘wait and see’ mode for determining how best to respond to this situation. [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Annual Meetings, Events, News|

Abstract and Registration is Open!

ANNOUNCEMENT – The 40th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society. Call for ABSTRACTS and EARLY REGISTRATION. New Bern, North Carolina, 20-23 September 2016. The Waterbird Society will hold its 40th Annual Conference and General Meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, from 20-23 September 2016. Three full days of scientific sessions, symposia and workshops are planned including [...]

April 11th, 2016|Annual Meetings, Events, News|

Call for Symposia, Workshops and Notice of 2016 Annual Meeting

The Waterbird Society will hold its 40th Annual Conference and General Meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, from 20-23 September 2016. This announcement is a call for anyone who would like to propose a Symposium or Workshop for this meeting. A symposium may be a full day (~14 presentations) or half day (7 presentations). Likewise, [...]

September 11th, 2015|Annual Meetings, News|

2015 World Seabird Conference

2nd World Seabird Conference, 26-30 October 2015. Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about the 2015 conference.

January 5th, 2014|Events, News|

Kevin G. McCracken named inaugural Kushlan Chair in Waterbird Biology and Conservation at University of Miami

Evolutionary geneticist Kevin G. McCracken has been named the inaugural Kushlan Chair in Waterbird Biology and Conservation at the University of Miami. McCracken, currently a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will serve a dual appointment as associate professor in the Department of Biology at the College of Arts and Sciences and in the [...]

November 6th, 2013|News|

Terns by David Cabot and Ian Nisbet

TERNS, David Cabot and Ian Nisbet. 2013. HarperCollins, London. ISBN 978007412471 (Hardback, ₤55; about $83 US). ISBN 978007412488 (Paperback, ₤35; about $53 US). 461 pp., 6” x 9”, 184 color photographs, 57 color drawings, maps and charts, 30 tables. This book in the respected New Naturalist series is the first book on the natural history [...]

June 10th, 2013|News, Pubications|

In Memorium

Malcolm C. Coulter, 1947 – 2013 Malcolm was unassuming and worked in the background, so it was only after he passed, when his friends and colleagues began to compare notes, that we realized the many lives and projects he had touched and encouraged.  Shortly before he died, he wrote: “It’s not what individuals can do but [...]

April 23rd, 2013|News|

Panama letter

The Conservation committee of the Waterbird Society wrote a letter to the National Environment Authority of Panama strongly recommending that wetland scientists and biologists be involved to help mitigate the potential damages to wetlands and mangrove forests in and around the Juan Diaz and Tocumen areas of Panama if  projects in those areas  move forward.   [...]

October 4th, 2012|News|

2012 Kushlan and Nisbet awards

The 2012 awards were announced on August 27, 2012. Kushlan Awards Winner Rogers K. Makau Waterbird diversity, abundance and threats in Mwea Rice Irrigation Scheme Award: $6935 Runner-Up Rado Andriamasimanana Analysis of population trends of the Ciconiiformes of Madagascar Award: $2065 Nisbet Awards Winner Kyle Elliot Senescence in seabirds: a sleepy secret? Award: $1000 Runner-Up [...]

September 12th, 2012|Grants, News|