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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

2018 Annual Meeting

Join us for our 42nd Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada!

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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



Waterbirds, the International Journal of the Waterbird Society, is seeking a new Editor to begin in 2019 when the term of the current Editor has ended. The term of the initial appointment is for 3 [...]

Slate of Candidates for 2017 election to Executive Council

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Slate of Candidates for 2017 election to Executive Council

Candidate bios President-Elect Dave Moore I’m a Waterbird Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. Since graduate work (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University), my research has focused on the behavioral and population ecology of terns, gulls, cormorants, [...]

Glossy Ibis Research Network and workshop in November

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Glossy Ibis Research Network and workshop in November

The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is the only cosmopolitan species of the Threskiornithidae family (ibis and spoonbills) and among the most widely distributed bird species in the world. Nonetheless, no knowledge exists on the intraspecific [...]

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