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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June 25, 2014

Annual Meeting Information

SILENT AUCTION

As you prepare for the upcoming 38th Annual Waterbird Society in La Paz, I’m sure you are deciding on what to bring for our annual SILENT AUCTION.

Remember – the proceeds from the auction are used to support Student Travel Funds for the next meeting – a really good cause.

Please help by donating interesting, exciting, unusual, priceless, whimsical, fantastic or just plain weird items to be auctioned. The ‘birdier’ the better. Bring your donations to the registration desk.

Keep your eyes open for the return of the Blue-footed Booby!

During the meeting, don’t forget to visit the auction tables and bid — often.

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New Field Trip information is here !!

For up-to-date information regarding the 2014 Annual Meeting, please visit here

Abstract Submission Form is here (Deadline 15 August).

WbS Registration Form is here (Early bird Deadline 1 September)

CIPAMEX Registration Form is here (Early bird Deadline 1 September)

Student Travel Award information is here

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ATTENTION: SPECIAL GRANTS PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN AND OTHER LATINAMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS, TO ATTEND THE WATERBIRD SOCIETY AND CIPAMEX 2014 JOINT MEETING TO BE HELD IN LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, 4-8 NOVEMBER 2014

I am pleased to announce a special grants program of CIBNOR-CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) México to award ornithologists (mainly students although researchers will be considered) from México and other Latinamerican countries to attend the joint meeting of the Waterbird Society (38th Annual meeting) and the CIPAMEX Conference for the study and conservation of Mexican birds (XIII Annual meeting) that will be held from 4-8 November 2014 in La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.

Travel, lodging and food expenses will be covered with these awards. Total or partial support will be given depending on the justification each candidate presents. Also, it will depend if the candidate has other funding. Registration fees will not be covered by this award. However, support for registration fees could be given to people with limited or no access to major funding.

Elegibility: To be awarded the applicant:

1. Must have been accepted in the meeting with an oral or poster presentation.

2. In case the applicant did not submit an abstract before the deadline, send me an abstract as soon as possible using the same abstract submission format as in the URL http://www.waterbirds.org/abstract-submission. Use Microsoft Word format to create the file.

3. Must send a letter of interest to be an awardee for the joint meeting with a clear explanation of the budget for travel, lodging and food costs. The applicant should indicate if he/she has other funding.

The letter in Word format should be sent to: Dr. Ricardo Rodríguez Estrella, CIBNOR, Comité Local

Subject: Application for CIBNOR-CONACyT award to attend the CIPAMEX-Waterbirds joint  meeting.

4. Must send a copy of an official proof of the student status. Also, for researchers a copy of their institution ID will be asked.

5. In the case of students, must send a letter of reference.  It is preferable that the letter of reference is from the advisor but it can also be from another researcher responsible of the student. The letter must be signed. Please, send a pdf file, but bring the original letter to La Paz meeting in such a case you will be awarded.

6. Must commit to participate in an academic event to be scheduled soon. The applicant must indicate this commitment in the letter of interest.

7. It is expected the awardee write a short final report at the end of the meeting. In this report, the awardee should present its general academic activities during the meeting and should include a copy of the abstract. Use Word format.

8. Must attend an adequate number of oral presentations and the poster presentations session.

9. Must participate in academic activities of the Societies. Also, should pay the membership to the Society of interest.

Please,send all information to the next both email addresses (both):

In the Subject of the email, it is very important to put: Solicitud de beca para asistencia a congreso conjunto CIPAMEX-Waterbirds, followed by the Name of the applicant.

Applications are due 3 October 2014.

The resolution of support will be given on 8 October. It is expected to give support to 40-45 applicants.

Sincerely, Ricardo Rodríguez-Estrella, Local committee Host

ATENCION: BECAS PARA ASISTIR AL CONGRESO CONJUNTO DE LA WATERBIRD SOCIETY Y CIPAMEX, A REALIZARSE EN LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, DEL 4-8 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2014

Por este conducto tengo el agrado de hacer del conocimiento de la comunidad de ornitólogos de México y en general latinoamericanos, que por un apoyo que conseguimos como CIBNOR con CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, México), se abre una convocatoria para apoyar a estudiantes e investigadores para asistir a la reunión conjunta de la Waterbird Society (38º. Reunión Anual) y de CIPAMEX (XIII Conferencia de la Sociedad para el Estudio y Conservación de las Aves en México), que se realizará del 4-8 de Noviembre de 2014, en La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.

El apoyo consistirá en transportación, alojamiento y alimentación, que podrá ser total o parcial dependiendo de las condiciones y justificación de cada aspirante a recibir esta beca. De inicio no se cubriría el costo de inscripción, pero es probable que se pueda pagar este costo, para lo cual se deberá justificar plenamente (principalmente no contar con otros financiamientos y tener recursos limitados).

Para recibir la beca se requiere:

1. Tener ya una presentación oral o en poster aceptados para el Congreso.

2. De no haber enviado un resumen al congreso por falta de recursos para llegar a La Paz, BCS, o por haber perdido la fecha límite, enviarme a mi correo electrónico un resumen a la brevedad en el formato que se pide para el congreso (checar página: http://www.waterbirds.org/abstract-submission). Usar formato Microsoft Word.

3. Enviar una carta explicando claramente los motivos por los que requiere el apoyo para asistir al congreso. Indicar si requiere apoyo completo o parcial, detallando los gastos de transporte, hospedaje y alimentación e indicando si no cuenta con otros apoyos.

Dirigir la carta a: Dr. Ricardo Rodríguez Estrella, CIBNOR, Comité Local

Poner el Asunto en la carta: Solicitud de beca para asistencia a congreso conjunto CIPAMEX-Waterbirds.

4. Enviar una copia de comprobante oficial de que el candidato está realizando su trabajo de tesis, o que está inscrito en un programa de posgrado o licenciatura. Para investigadores, un simple comprobante de  adscripción institucional.

5. Enviar una carta de aval y apoyo del director de tesis o de un investigador responsable. En pdf es suficiente, pero se les pedirá el original durante el evento en La Paz.

6. Comprometerse a participar en al menos un evento académico que se programará dentro del congreso y que se hará de posterior conocimiento. Este compromiso deberá indicarse de esta manera en la carta del candidato.

7. Hacer un informe al final de sus actividades generales académicas durante el congreso, incluyendo la copia de su resumen oficial aceptado para incluirse en un librito de resúmenes de los becarios apoyados.

8. Asistir a un número adecuado de presentaciones durante el congreso.

9. Apoyar las actividades académicas que las Sociedades requieran y pagar su membresía a la Sociedad de preferencia.

Favor de enviar toda la información a los siguientes correos:

 (probablemente este último correo tendrá algunos problemas durante esta semana, no preocuparse si les regresan un mensaje indicando que hubo problemas en el envío).

En el Subject o Asunto del correo, es muy importante poner: Solicitud de beca para asistencia a congreso conjunto CIPAMEX-Waterbirds, seguido del NOMBRE DEL ASPIRANTE AL APOYO.

La fecha límite de recepción de solicitudes de beca es: 3 de octubre de 2014. La resolución se dará máximo el día 8 de octubre para que se hagan todos los arreglos de viaje.

Se estima apoyar a entre 40-45 candidatos que apliquen.

Atentamente, Ricardo Rodríguez-Estrella, Anfitrión, Comité Local

 

June 4, 2014

Research Grant Deadline

Attention waterbird ecologists. Applications for the Nisbet (gulls and terns) and Kushlan (herons, storks, ibises, and their taxonomic allies)

Grants are due 15 July.

For the Nisbet Research Award see: http://www.waterbirds.org/grants/nisbet-research-award

For the Kushlan Research Award see: http://www.waterbirds.org/grants/jim

The Grants Committee looks forward to your application!
Cheers
John Brzorad

March 5, 2014

Table of Contents for 37(1) Issue of Waterbirds

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