New Editor for the journal Waterbirds – Dr. Andrew Kasner

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Kasner received a B.S. (1995) and M.S. (1999) in Biology from Angelo State University and a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University in 2004. Andy’s graduate and post-graduate research and conservation work have focused primarily on waterbirds, especially Interior Least Terns, sandpipers, and colonial wading birds, terns, and [...]

2018-11-21T16:27:43-04:00November 21st, 2018|Jobs, News, Waterbirds Journal|

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 phylogeny and very little is known about the (meta)populations dynamics. We aim to fill this and other gaps on the [...]

2017-06-09T14:30:29-04:00May 16th, 2017|News|

Scientists Support Marine Protected Areas

We are calling on you to join the Scientists’ Letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation urging the United States government to maintain existing marine protections for U.S. waters. The Committee on Commerce will hold a hearing on marine protected areas in the first half of May. We have a brief window of opportunity [...]

2017-05-03T18:41:23-04:00May 3rd, 2017|News|

The Waterbird Society’s Letter to President Trump

2017-02-05T15:15:07-04:00February 5th, 2017|News|

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 engagements on behalf of waterbirds, wetlands, and coastal environments, his support of individual accomplishment, his promulgation of wise use to [...]

2017-01-30T13:31:51-04:00January 30th, 2017|News|

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 award for lifetime achievement involving waterbirds.   Read more here:    

2017-01-30T13:20:30-04:00July 31st, 2016|News|

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 [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-04:00April 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. [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-04:00April 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 [...]

2016-12-05T11:04:44-04:00April 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 [...]

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