Annual Meeting 2014

38th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society, 5-8 November 2014, La Paz Mexico

Check back soon for updates on requests for session topics, abstract deadlines, registration, etc. for the LaPaz meeting. Our Local Committee Co-Chairs are Felipe Chavez-Ramirez (fchavez *AT* gcbo.org) and Ricardo Rodriguez-Estrella (estrella *AT* cibnor.mx) and our Scientific Program Chair is Erica Nol (ericanol2000 *AT* gmail.com).

La Paz, Baja California Sur is located in the southern end of the Baja Peninsula along the edge of La Paz Bay, in the state of Baja California Sur (BCS). La Paz Bay is connected to the Sea of Cortez.  The land surrounding La Paz is an exceptionally rich desert. Choyas, pitahayas, mesquite, palo verde, saltbrush, Adam´s trees and Cardon cacti are the most common plant species in Baja California Peninsula desert ecosystem. Waterbirds can be found easily  along beaches, wetlands and areas with mangroves including more than one hundred aquatic species, including shorebirds, egrets, pelicans and the endemic Yellow-footed Gull. More than 50 winter migratory birds have been recorded in La Paz bay, including ducks, grebes, boobies, egrets, plovers, gulls, terns among others. Common waterbird species in La Paz bay are Magnificent Frigatebirds, Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Great Egret, Reddish Egret, Great Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Snowy Egret, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White-face Ibis, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, California Gull, Western Gull, Royal Tern, Caspian Tern and Least Tern.