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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Recent News:

July 12, 2015

Draft of the Scientific Program Posted

See details about the Plenary Speakers here.

The current version of the Scientific Program for the Bar Harbor meeting can be found here: Program 28 July 2015

Abstracts 28 July 2015 are now posted!

Check back as it will be updated.

June 16, 2015

MBTA enforcement legislation

Suggested text for people to write to their senators about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the attempt by the current congress to block its enforcement.  

Dear Senator: Please vote against the appropriations bill for Commerce Justice and Related Agencies unless the rider that blocks enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (Amdt 347) is removed from the bill. The MBTA is one of our most important wildlife protection laws and this rider would allow people to kill wild birds without any penalty whatsoever. Our wild bird populations are already under great pressure and many are in severe decline. Please do not block the USFWS from enforcing this important law that protects our wild bird populations.

April 6, 2015

Deadlines approaching

Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts for posters or oral presentations for the 2015 Waterbird Society meeting to be held in Bar Harbor, Maine (11-15 August 2015) has been extended to 10 June 2015. Please use the abstract submission system at the link at