Shorebird conferences in 2011

There will be two major conferences on waders in the second half of this year. These specific conferences are focusing exclusively on shorebird research, conservation and their future. Some detail of these events in chronological order as follows.


4th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting
La Cuarta Reunión del Grupo de Aves Playeras Hemisferio Occidental

August 11-15, 2011

Simon Fraser University
Fraser River Delta/Delta del Río Fraser
Vancouver, BC

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • bring together biologists studying breeding, staging and wintering shorebirds throughout the Western Hemisphere in one location,
  • promote information sharing on methodologies and study design among biologists working on different shorebird species,
  • to promote range-wide studies of shorebirds by fostering collaborations among biologists interested in particular species,
  • integrate science into the implementation of various shorebird conservation plans, and
  • to generate enthusiasm among the shorebird community to conduct additional studies of shorebirds in the future.


Please use the conference email for most queries.
Contact Dov Lank at or Monica Court at for questions regarding registration and lodging.
Questions about the Scientific Program may be addressed to Ron Ydenberg or Dov Lank

Conference website:


International Wader Study Group Conference 2011

24-25 September 2011
26 Spetember 2011 specific workshop(s)

Ben Wyvis Hotel

“The IWSG Conference is an institution in its own right. Each year it has moved to a different hosting country (click here for where we’ve been!) and organisation. Every conference is a great opportunity to discuss the latest in wader conservation and science….and catch up with old friends from around the wader world.”


Please check the IWSG website regularly to receive further information on the venue, travel, registration and deadlines.
The main organisers (Brian Etheridge and Ron Summers) can best be contacted via

Conference website:


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