We 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/directory.asp). Deadline for abstracts is 1 December.
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.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!