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:


April 6, 2015

Deadlines approaching

The deadline is extended to May 16, 2015 for Student Travel Award applications to the Waterbird Society meeting in Bar Harbor Maine.  Please see http://www.waterbirds.org/awards/student-travel-awards for specific instructions on the application process.

May 17, 2015

Early Bird Registration, Campus Housing, and Abstract Deadline!

January 26, 2015

2015 Abstract Submission Open

Dear Submitters of Abstracts:
**Please follow the format provided in the example file precisely.**

For example (Abstract_Example), the presenting author’s name is bolded and the font is arial pt size = 11, the title is bolded, there is a single space between the author and affiliation line(s) and the title, and between the title line and the abstract. Please limit your abstract to 275 words.

This is the direct link to abstract submission.

Submission deadline 17 May 2015

January 15, 2015

2015 Meeting Registration Open

**Important Registration Instructions**

Payment can be made by credit card (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover cards only), via Pay Pal, or by ‘Other’ means.  If you choose the ‘Other’ radio button, then contact Chris Custer ( or 608 781-6247) to finalize those arrangements.

John Anderson has made arrangement for attendees to stay in the dorms at the College of the Atlantic (COA) for the 5 nights of the meeting.  If you are not planning on staying in a dorm during the meeting, please disregard those lines on the registration form.  However, please heed John A.’s warning about booking your motel room as soon as possible.  Motel rooms fill quickly in Bar Harbor and if you wait, rooms may not be available or very expensive.
If registering for a double dorm room, both you and your roommate must register, and pay, for a double room individually.  Once registered, please send John A. () an email about who you would like your roommate to be.  Not only will this assure that you are rooming with your choice, but more importantly allows for an accurate room count, so that everyone that wants a dorm room can be accommodated.   Finally, if you are arriving on Sunday or Monday (Councilors, AMOY registrants, etc.), and you are signing up for a dorm room for the rest of the meeting (Tues. – Sat. nights), then you can add a dorm room for Monday night or for both Sunday and Monday nights for the extra night fee indicated.

Accompanying spouses should register in their own right if they are planning on staying in the dorm.  This differs from previous years.  The spouse should pay the $60 fee, as well as, the rate for a double dorm room.    Again email John A. with your roommate’s name.  Last names are not always an indicator of roommate preference.

This is the direct link to register.

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