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2014 North American Crane Workshop-Call for Abstracts & Registration

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W e are excited to announce that the 13th North American Crane Workshop will be held 14-18 April 2014 in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Hotel Acadiana (http://www.thehotelacadiana.com/). The Workshop will include 2 full days of presentations and one day of field trips to the spectacular Louisiana wetlands. The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and registration are now open (go to  https://savingcranes.conference-services.net/).


Lunches for all three days, the banquet meal (Thursday night), and the field trip are all included in the registration fee (Students–$175; All others–$350), as is 3 years’ NACWG membership (2014–2016). Room accommodations are not included in the registration fee, but we have reserved a block of rooms in the hotel at special rates. The special rates will also apply to the 3 days before and the 3 days after the Workshop, subject to availability at the time the room reservation is made. Please contact the hotel directly to arrange your room accommodations.

April in Louisiana offers spectacular birding with peak migration of Neotropical migrants and shorebirds and a plethora of native waterbirds (see http://www.louisianatravel.com/louisiana-birding-trails for a list of birding trails). Of course, crawfish will be in peak season and, as always, if you go home hungry and healthy it is not our fault! Please continue to monitor the NACWG website (http://www.nacwg.org/) for specific details and updates. See you in Lafayette!


Student travel awards for this meeting -- NACWG is offering up to three (3) Student Travel
Awards of $500 each. To be eligible, the student must present a paper (oral or poster) at the
Louisiana Workshop and be the lead author, although other authors may be listed on the
paper. Student Travel Awards are given on a competitive basis. Applications will be judged on the cover letter, statement of interest in crane research, and abstract of the paper to be presented.
Applications should be submitted to Jane Austin at jaustin@usgs.gov.

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