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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

2017 Annual Meeting

Join us for our 41st Annual Meeting in Iceland!

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Waterbirds journal

Waterbirds Journal

Our latest 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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The Waterbird Society’s Letter to President Trump

February 5th, 2017|Comments Off on The Waterbird Society’s Letter to President Trump

In Memoriam : Dr Luc Hoffman, by Jim Kushlan

January 30th, 2017|Comments Off on In Memoriam : Dr Luc Hoffman, by Jim Kushlan

There can be little doubt that the most significant awards of Dr. Luc Hoffmann’s long life were not medals and titles, but are to be found in his appreciation of the successes of his conservation [...]

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 [...]

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