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NAOC-V--August 1st is an Important Deadline!

Chris Merkord

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LATEST NEWS AND INFO UPDATE - August 1st an important deadline!!!

On line registration closes 23:59 pst WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2012.

After this date only onsite registration will be accepted so register now.

See website http://www.naoc-v2012.com/registration

Public Lecture - Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, York University

NAOC-V, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Nature Vancouver are pleased to offer a free public lecture "Frequent Fliers: Tracking Songbird Migration through the Americas" by internationally renowned scientist, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, the evening of Monday, 13 August at 7:00pm at the Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC. If you are coming to NAOC early, you are welcome to attend the free public lecture. You must register for the free tickets. For details see website http://www.naoc-v2012.com/public

Conference at a Glance and Conference Schedule

A copy of the DRAFT Conference at a Glance and Conference Schedule are now available on the website. See http://www.naoc-v2012.com

Support Student Ornithologists by supporting the NAOC-V Silent Auction

A multi-society Silent Auction will be held 15-16 August to raise funds for student initiatives in each of the participating societies. Items donated by companies and individuals will be bid on by conference attendees. To round out our event on Thursday 16 August, Susan Elbin will compere the live auctioning of selected major items and count down to the end of the silent auction bidding.

Auction items needed: Do you have something you think other bird-minded folks might find interesting? Suggested donations include, but are certainly not limited to: books and field guides, binoculars and other optics, tripods, field supplies, education materials, jewelry, services (e.g. statistics or software consulting, bird identifications), trips, jewelry, art (photos, paintings, prints), decorations, and software. All donations, big and small, are welcome! Remember that at this meeting's auction, YOU choose the society for your donation's contribution. Revenue from items that are not designated for a specific society will be distributed evenly across participating societies for student events and initiatives.

For more information see http://www.naoc-v201.../silent-auction

All-out Ostrich Uproar 5k - Vancouver 2012 - 27th International event!

The Ostrich Uproar 5k Run has a leader and is a go! Rhonda Millikin (former Ostrich Egg winner) has agreed to take on the Ostrich Run and happily accepts John Sauer's help. Details below:

Date: Thursday, 16 August
Time: Start 06:45 hrs -- Wrap up 07:30 hrs
Start/Finish: Canadian Flag, Flag Pole Plaza, just SE of UBC Rose Garden
Cost: $5-$10 Cash only (Canadian or US) Donation for Scientific Research Fund
Registration: Registration desk + event

U.S. vs Canada Softball Challenge

Canadian ornithologists are challenging their U.S. counterparts to a softball game to be scheduled sometime during the North American Ornithological Conference. Because of obvious population demographics, Latin American participants will be temporarily adopted as Canadians. If interested, bring your glove. Rules are available from David M. Bird david.bird@mcgill.ca.

Abstracts on Line for Registered Participants

Abstracts will be available online from approx. August 1. In about two weeks, registered participants will receive an e-blast (with other last "Know Before You Go" items) giving the website address (via the conference site) with a login and password. Abstracts will only be accessible via logging in.

For complete conference details see the NAOC-V website on http://www.naoc-v2012.com
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