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1st Announcement of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society, 24 – 29 September 2013, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

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We welcome you to join us in Wilhelmshaven in September 2013!The Waterbird Society will hold its 37th annual meeting in 2013 in Germany for the first time. The Institute of Avian Research “Vogelwarte Helgoland”, one of the oldest ornithological research institutes in the world, will be the host. The meeting venue is the Stadthalle, located in the centre of Wilhelmshaven on the German North Sea coast.Wilhelmshaven can be reached easily by train from the nearby airports: Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt or Amsterdam. Wilhelmshaven is located adjacent to the World Heritage Site “Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony”.  There will be good opportunities to experience the rich biodiversity of the Wadden Sea, which provides critical habitat for both breeding and migrating waterbirds along the East-Atlantic Flyway.The opening reception will be held on Tuesday evening 24 September, the closing banquet on 28 September. The three day scientific program will consist of plenaries, symposia, contributed papers and poster sessions. Saturday 28 September will be a joint scientific day with the International Wader Study Group (IWSG) annual conference (27 to 30 September). Mid-conference field trips will be offered on Friday 27 September.  Exhibitors, including book and equipment suppliers, will be present during the meeting.Please check www.waterbirds.org for updated information.The 37 th annual meeting of The Waterbird Society is organized by the Institute of Avian Research, Wilhelmshaven, and The Waterbird SocietyProf. Dr. Peter H. Becker Institut fuer Vogelforschung “Vogelwarte Helgoland” An der Vogelwarte 21, D-26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany NEW email  peter.becker@ifv-vogelwarte.de Homepage  www.vogelwarte-helgoland.de


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