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2011 Annual Meeting

THE THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WATERBIRD SOCIETY will be held in Annapolis, Maryland, from 10 Nov – 12 Nov 2011. This meeting will constitute the annual meeting for the 2011 calendar year, and will include presentations of research papers, symposia, workshops, social events and area field trips. The meeting venue is a charming city founded [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00 April 15th, 2011|Annual Meetings, News|

Invited Plenary Speakers

Plenary: Monday, March 14, 2011 Climate change and prairie wetlands: implications for migratory birds The rapid rates of climate change in concert with land use conversion pose unprecedented challenges to wetland and avian conservation across the North American prairies. Although wetland-dependent bird populations have persisted through millennia of both climate stasis and extreme variability throughout [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00 January 29th, 2011|News|

Grant Award Winners Announced

Nisbet Grant Louise Blight, University of British Columbia (PhD student), for her proposal: “Long-term trends in the glaucous-winged gull, Larus glaucescens – sentinel for a century of ecosystem change.” ($819) Kushlan Grant The Committee decided to grant two awards. Roberto Carlos Frias Soler, University of Havana (professor), Cuba:  “Genetic characterization of Cuban flamingo colonies”  ($1500) [...]

2015-12-23T13:07:52-05:00 October 1st, 2010|Grants, News|

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill- Status and Discussion

We are asking all members that study birds in areas affected by the spill to provide brief updates on the Waterbird Society’s website on what you are doing to assess impacts and provide recovery efforts. To report oiled wildlife call: (866) 557-1401 Waterbird links to Deepwater Horizon event U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Contaminants [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00 August 17th, 2010|News|

2009 Annual Meeting Overview

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society was held at The Grand Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey, 4-7 November 2009 and was attended by 256 registered participants (a 46.3% increase over 2008), making it one of our largest meetings ever. Our 2007 meeting in Barcelona had 269 registrants. There were 197 abstracts submitted [...]

2015-12-23T13:08:12-05:00 December 23rd, 2009|Annual Meetings, News|

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is currently developing alternatives, including their preferred alternative, for a regulation governing off-road vehicle (ORV) use on the Seashore’s 67 miles of ocean beach. The Seashore has elected to have this ORV regulation determine how natural resources (shorebirds, waterbirds, sea turtles, and others) will be protected on the Seashore. This regulation [...]

2015-12-23T11:15:13-05:00 December 23rd, 2009|News|

2008 Annual Meeting Overview

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society was held on South Padre Island (SPI), Texas, 4-7 November 2008 and was attended by 175 registered participants. There were 147 abstracts submitted for the conference, 39 of which were posters and 108 which were oral presentation; 46 (31.3%) of the abstracts were submitted by students. Click [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00 March 29th, 2009|Annual Meetings, News|