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. At this late date we cannot practically move our meeting location without a large financial cost to our relatively small [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00April 28th, 2016|Annual Meetings, Events, News|

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 promotes inclusion. We are currently in a ‘wait and see’ mode for determining how best to respond to this situation. [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00April 22nd, 2016|Annual Meetings, Events, News|

Abstract and Registration is Open!

ANNOUNCEMENT – The 40th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society. Call for ABSTRACTS and EARLY REGISTRATION. New Bern, North Carolina, 20-23 September 2016. The Waterbird Society will hold its 40th Annual Conference and General Meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, from 20-23 September 2016. Three full days of scientific sessions, symposia and workshops are planned including [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00April 11th, 2016|Annual Meetings, Events, News|

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 to bring in a limited number of selected authorities from Africa, Asia, and South America to represent topics and issues [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00November 5th, 2015|Annual Meetings, Funding|

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 these abstracts which are citable:  http://www.waderstudygroup.org/article/5805/

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00December 19th, 2014|Abstracts, Annual Meetings, Pubications|

37th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society, 24 – 29 September 2013, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

We welcome you to join us in Wilhelmshaven in September 2013! The Waterbird Society will hold its 37th annual meeting in 2013 in Germany for the first time. The Institute of Avian Research “Vogelwarte Helgoland”, one of the oldest ornithological research institutes in the world, will be the host. The meeting venue is the Stadthalle, [...]

2015-12-23T11:45:21-05:00May 25th, 2012|Annual Meetings, News|

Summary of 2011 Meeting

The thirty-fifth annual meeting of the Waterbird Society was held 9-12 November 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. This was actually the second Waterbird Society meeting in calendar year 2011; the March 2011 meeting in Nebraska, held jointly with the North American Crane Working Group, was the society’s thirty-fourth annual meeting. Ellen Paul, [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00January 1st, 2012|Annual Meetings, News|

Annual Meeting in Annapolis Nov. 9-12: Plenary Speakers

James A. Kushlan James A. Kushlan is a writer, scientist, educator, and conservationist. His research and conservation work focuses on waterbirds, seabirds, and wetlands. He has written over 200 papers and several books including Herons Handbook (1984), The Freshwater Fishes of Southern Florida (1987), Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the World (1993), Heron Conservation (2000), [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-05:00September 7th, 2011|Annual Meetings, News|