Annual Meeting 2015



Be sure to check the meeting web site for up-to-date news and information about the meeting. Questions about meeting arrangements should be addressed to: 

WbS Local Committee
C/O John Anderson
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden St Bar Harbor ME 04609

 Draft Program is now available: Program 5 August 2015

 Draft Abstracts are now available: Abstracts 5 August

 See details about the Plenary Speakers here.


Scientific Program Coordinator
Erica Nol
Biology Department
Trent University
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8

The Waterbird Society will hold its 39th annual meeting, August 11-15th, at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. The theme of this meeting is “Waterbirds 2015: Challenges and Responses.” In addition to plenaries, oral contributed paper and poster sessions on a variety of topics and species groups, the scientific program will include symposia on “American Oystercatcher Ecology” and “Cormorant Biology and Management” among others.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Oystercatcher Working  Group, the Wilson’s Plover Working Group and the Northwestern Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative. A half day whale/seabird cruise, birding trips on Mt Desert Island, morning bay trips past seabird nesting islands in Frenchman Bay and a trip to the gull and Leach’s Storm Petrel colony on Great Duck Island will be among the field trips offered. Social events include an opening reception, a reception at the Poster Session and the Annual Society Banquet.

Students are a vital part of the Waterbird Society. We encourage students to attend and present their work.  Awards are presented for the best oral and poster presentations.

Considerable reductions in registration and accommodation costs are offered to students. In addition, travel awards are available to students.  For more information, please contact Gail Fraser, Student Awards Committee