The 94th annual meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will be held April 8-10, 2016 in Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia. Our theme is "Birding with a purpose: banding to further conservation" and our keynote speaker will be renowned naturalist, writer and bird bander Scott Weidensaul.
For over 100 years bird banding has helped society better understand the natural history of birds. This knowledge was translated into an improved ability to conserve bird populations, from harvested species, through uncommon non-game birds, to threatened and endangered species. Bird conservation challenges will continue and grow during the coming years. Bird banding continues to be an essential tool for wildlife conservation as our world changes in response to the stresses human populations place on the Earth. The theme for the 2016 annual meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will focus on current applications of bird banding to bird conservation efforts in the early decades of the 21st century.
Paper proposals should be sent to Maren Gimpel <Mgimpel2-at-washcoll.edu> by March 1, 2016. Speakers will be notified of acceptance by March 6th. Presenters have their registration fee waived and Saturday's lunch provided.
Members and non-members are invited to attend. Please see our meeting website for more details.