The 40th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society. EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE JULY 31st

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 symposia on Herons of the World, Black Rails, Black Skimmers, and the Atlantic Marine Bird Conservation Cooperative and workshops on Herons of the World.

Note: If you are concerned about how the passing of recent legislation in North Carolina may affect your participation in the meeting, please see the recent news release from the Waterbird Society Council and call for participation in a new Committee on Diversity.

This announcement is the last call for early registration, as the deadline for abstract submission has already passed. Early Registration is open until July 31. Any questions about registration or about the meeting, please contact Clay Green (Chair, Scientific Program – or Sara Schweitzer (Chair, Local Committee – If you are a student, you can apply for travel awards at the Waterbirds website.

Because the Waterbird Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, we are planning a celebration of the first 40 years of the Society, complete with displays of the Society’s early formative days, so please make plans to join us in New Bern. Meeting information, including details on the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, field trips, accommodations, and special events will be posted on the Waterbird Society web site. Daily early morning birding trips will be offered, as well as longer field trips on 24 and 25 September. Historic New Bern, a city of approximately 30,000 people, is located at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers as they flow into the Pamlico Sound, bordered by the Outer Banks chain of barrier islands; it is a water wonderland! We look forward to seeing you in New Bern in 2016.