The latest newsletter of the Ornithological Societies of North America is now available.
LATE-BREAKING NEWS (NOT INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER)
41ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WATERBIRD SOCIETY
Call for Symposia and Workshops
8 – 12 August 2017
Deadline for proposals: 10 January 2017
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 (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals for symposia or workshops are due to Clay Green by 10 January 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
THE 129TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida
9-12 March 2017
Early registration: 5 through 31 January 2017
Abstract deadline: 20 January 2017
The campus is located just east of I-75 (between exits 123 and 128) and about 3 miles south of the Regional Southwest International Airport in a pine flatwoods setting crossed by a baldcypress slough and dotted with small lakes and baldcypress domes. Access to campus habitats is made possible by a nature trail through wooded areas and boardwalks through wetlands.
Timing of the meeting coincides with the university’s spring break and—more importantly—with the best birding of the year in southwest Florida. Winter residents will still be present and Neotropical migrants such as warblers, vireos, and Swallow-tailed Kites will be arriving daily. Resident Loggerhead Shrikes, Northern Mockingbirds, and others will be nesting. It will be well into the dry season in southwest Florida and wading birds will be concentrated at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Six-mile Cypress Slough, and the famed STA-5 (Stormwater Treatment Area-5). Nearby Bunche Beach and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting wintering shorebirds and others arriving from the south enroute to breeding grounds.
Come prepared for a birding extravaganza and share with us the fruits of your ornithological research at paper sessions on Friday and Saturday. Frank Moore will present the Margaret Morse Nice plenary lecture. IMPORTANT DATES AND CONTACT INFORMATION: Call for Papers. Abstracts for the scientific program will be accepted until 20 January 2017 at http://www.wilsonsociety.org/wos2017/callforpapers.html. Early (discounted) registration will be open from 5 through 31 January 2017 at http://www.wilsonsociety.org/wos2017/registration.html. The local host, JERRY JACKSON, may be reached at (EM: email@example.com).
AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY 2017
Joint Annual Meeting of the AOS and the SCO/COS
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
31 July – 5 August 2017
The joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society (135th Stated Meeting) and Society of Canadian Ornithologists (35th Stated Meeting) will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, 31 Jul – 5 Aug 2017. This will be the inaugural meeting of the American Ornithological Society, the new society formed in 2016 by merging the American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society. The theme for the meeting is Birds in the Anthropocene. Meeting organizers seek to have a diversity of thematic sessions that provide in-depth exploration of timely topics and highlight important new advances in ornithological research. Plenary speakers include: Dr. Erin Bayne of the University of Alberta, Dr. Amanda Rodewald of Cornell University, and Dr. Michael D. Sorenson of Boston University. Several field trips are planned mostly at the end of the meetings – Kirtland’s Warbler, Huron National Forest; Pointe Mouillee State Game Area for shorebirds and waterbirds; Muskegon County Wastewater Management System and surrounding areas, a great example of how human activities can benefit the avifauna; Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, a large wetland-deciduous forest mosaic; Spruce Grouse, Upper Peninsula; and Sharonville-Pinckney-Waterloo, some of the best areas in mid-Michigan for deciduous forest, swamp forest, and grassland birds. For more information please visit: http://aossco2017.fw.msu.edu or contact JENNIFER OWEN, Michigan State University (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org, PH: 517-432-4264).
Call for Symposia and Roundtables
Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern
We invite proposals for half-day, full-day, and lightning-style symposia and round-table discussions for the first joint meeting of the new AOS and SCO/SOC.
The theme for the meeting is Birds in the Anthropocene. We seek to have a diversity of thematic sessions at the American Ornithology 2017 meeting that provide in-depth exploration of timely topics and highlight important new advances in ornithological research. Proposals for symposia and round-table discussions that emphasize the theme of the American Ornithology 2017 meeting are especially encouraged. We also strongly encourage symposia proposals that consider speaker diversity and gender equality.
All proposals for symposia or round-table discussions must be received by 1 February 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please send them to the AOS/SCO Scientific Program Committee at 2017Symposia@gmail.com with the subject AOS/SCO 2017 Symposium Proposal.
For more information please visit: http://aossco2017.fw.msu.edu
Please contact the Scientific Program Chair SHARON GILL (EM: email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
Index to the December 2016 issue:
Student Membership Awards for the American Ornithological Society
40th Anniversary Meeting of the Waterbird Society Awards
Call for Nominations for the 2017 Membership Classes of Fellow and Elective Member of the AOS
The 129th Anniversary Meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society, 9-12 Mar 2017
American Ornithological Society (AOS) Is Official!
Raptor Research Foundation Report>
NAOC VI Student Travel Awards
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advanced Bird Banding Workshop, the Southern Sierra Research Station,10-14 Apr 2017
North American Bird Conservation Initiative Website and Bulletin
Can You Name Canada’s National Bird?
Scripps’s and Guadalupe Murrelet Populations Safe for Now
Building a New Colony of Threatened Newell’s Shearwaters
GRANTS & AWARDS
Funding Opportunity—the David S. Lee Fund for the Conservation of Caribbean Birds, Application deadline: 15 Dec 2016
2017 AOS Research Awards, Submission deadline: Friday, 27 Jan 2017
Call for Proposals for the 2017 Wilson Research Grants, Application deadline: 1 Feb 2017
TIOF Endowment Fund Proposal, Application deadline: 31 Jan 2017
Cat Wars: the Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer, by Peter P. Marra & Chris Santella
The American Ornithologists’ Union: the First Century 1883-1983, by Keir B. Sterling and Marianne G. Ainley; edited by William E. Davis, Jr. and Byron K. Butler
NEWS OF MEMBERS
George C. West
NEW or REVISED MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
14th North American Crane Workshop, Chattanooga, TN, 11-13 Jan 2017
The 129th Anniversary Meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society, Fort Myers, FL, 9-12 Mar 2017
International Wader Study Group Conference 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, 15-18 Sep 2017
Raptor Research Foundation Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 8-12 Nov 2017
For questions or comments about your OSNA membership, please contact OSNAmembers@gmail.com.