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The Waterbird Society

The Waterbird Society is composed of biologists, researchers, conservationists, students, and others interested in the behavior, ecology, and conservation of waterbirds. The organization is administered by four officers and nine council members elected from the Society’s membership, which includes people from 31 countries. The Society is a member of the Ornithological Societies of North America (OSNA) and a contributing member of many other scientific societies worldwide, including American Bird Conservancy and The Ornithological Council.

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2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting

Join us for our 40th Anniversary in New Bern, NC.

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Waterbirds journal

Waterbirds Journal

Our December issue is now available!

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Conservation efforts

Conservation Efforts

We play an important role in waterbird conservation.

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Research Grants

Research Grants

We fund research in the science and conservation of waterbirds.

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Robert Cushman Murphy

International Awards

We fund two international awards for outstanding contributions.

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Student Awards

Student Awards

We fund awards for student travel and presentations.

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Latest News and Announcements

Dr. Luc Hoffmann

July 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Dr. Luc Hoffmann

The Society remembers Luc Hoffmann as "a visionary and gifted person who built a world class biological station that many biologists benefited from over many years."  Dr. Hoffmann was the 1994 recipient of our Kai-Curry-Lindhal [...]

40th Anniversary Update

April 28th, 2016|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Special Note about our 40th Anniversary Meeting

April 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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