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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

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Herons of the World Charity Fundraiser

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Herons of the World Charity Fundraiser

In 2016, we will hold our 40th annual meeting in North Carolina, and will be hosting the first ever symposium and workshop on the Biology and Conservation of Herons of the World. We would like [...]

Call for Symposia, Workshops and Notice of 2016 Annual Meeting

September 11th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Abstracts Published

December 19th, 2014|Comments Off on Abstracts Published

Abstracts of the joint Waterbird Society and International Wader Study Group Conference in Wilhelmshaven 2013 are now published (online and printed):  Wader Study Group Bull. 121 (2), 2014, p 39-101. There is a link to [...]

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