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Meeting: 41st Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society - Iceland

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The Waterbird Society will hold its 41st Annual Conference and General Meeting at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland from 8 – 12 August 2017. This announcement is a call for anyone who would like to propose a Symposium or Workshop for this meeting. A symposium may be a full day (~14 presentations) or half day (7 presentations). Likewise, workshops can be a full day, half day, or a couple of hours. Please direct questions about symposia and workshops to Clay Green (claygreen@txstate.edu). Proposals for symposia or workshops are due to Clay Green by January 10, 2017. A call for oral and poster contributions to the scientific program will be forthcoming within next few months.

For more information about the meeting, field trips, lodging and the location, please visit https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting and https://icelandtravel.artegis.com/event/WaterbirdSociety2017


Meeting Website: https://icelandtravel.artegis.com/event/WaterbirdSociety2017


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ANNOUNCEMENT – The 41st Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society.


Call for ABSTRACTS and EARLY REGISTRATION.  Reykjavik, Iceland, August 8-12 2017.


The Waterbird Society will hold its 41st Annual Conference and General Meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, from August 8-12 2017. Three full days of scientific sessions, symposia and workshops are planned including symposia on puffins, terns, foraging ecology of generalist species and geolocator/telemetry studies.


Abstract submissions are open now and will close May 15. For abstracts, please use the following https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting/2017-abstract-submission/


Registration is open now and early bird registration will end June 13. For registration, please use the following link https://icelandtravel.artegis.com/event/WaterbirdSociety2017


For questions about abstracts, scientific session or about the meeting, please contact Clay Green (Chair, Scientific Program – claygreen@txstate.edu. For questions about the registration, accommodation, tours or field trips, please contact Sigridur Hronn -conferences@icelandtravel.is


For those who would like to spend some additional time in Iceland we have set up pre-meeting and post-meeting tours the days before and after the conference. A pre-meeting tour is August 4-7 (3 nights / 4 days) and takes you to North West Iceland. You will have the chance to visit Flatey and Látrabjarg and see one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, Dynjandi. For post-meeting tours, we have two options: Tour 1: August 13-16 (3 nights/4 days) Lake Mývatn, the lake and its surrounding wetlands which have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially waterfowl. Tour 2: August 13-15 (2 nights / 3 days) Vestmannaeyjar and the Southern lowland. On this tour, we will visit the beautiful Westman Islands, rich in history and birdlife. During the tour you will visit spectacular sites in Southern Iceland like Gullfoss and Þingvellir (Thingvellir).


For information on field trips and tours during the conference please visit the registration site. https://icelandtravel.artegis.com/event/WaterbirdSociety2017

Daily morning birding trips will be offered as well as a full day trip on August 12th.


You will find information on venue, program, accommodations and Reykjavik on the registration site among other useful information. We encourage you to book your accommodations soon as Reykjavik is a popular destination during August and accommodations may become limited as we get closer to the meeting.


We look forward seeing you in Reykjavik in August.


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