Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Meetings of Interest to Birders

I have become aware of some more meetings that will be of interest to birders, especially with the approach of spring and the time of heavy duty field work. A sincere thank you to all those who have sent me messages about their upcoming gatherings.

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society
4-7 November 2009
Cape May, New Jersey
Hosted by the New Jersey Audubon Society

The Eastern Bird Banding Association 86th Annual Meeting
March 27-29, 2009
Chincoteague, Virginia

47th Annual Meeting New Mexico Ornithological Society

25 April 2009
Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM

Not necessarily a birders meeting but certainly pertaining to birds:

International Symposium on Urban Wildlife and the Environment

21-24 July 2009
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Upcoming Bird Festivals:

Midwest Birding Symposium
Sept. 17-20, 2009
Lakeside, Ohio

12th Annual Festival of Birds
May 14-17, 2009
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

New River Birding and Nature Festival
April 27- May 2, 2009
New River National River, West Virginia

Roger Tory Peterson Birding Festival

June 4-7, 2009
Jamestown, New York

13th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic

April 26 - May 3, 2009
Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

12th Annual Horicon Marsh Bird Festival
May 8-11, 2009
Horicon, WI

Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah
Henderson, MN
August 28th- 31st, 2009

This is the time of year we all get the itch to be out birding every possible moment. Here in Minnesota we've had a regression back to winter after being teased by some warm days with lots of snow melt. This Saturday we will be banding at Carver Park Reserve for our regular monthly session. It looks like it will be too cold for nets so our species variety will be limited to feeder birds. It could be a busy day if we get the snow that is predicted for Friday night. Wish us luck!


Sheri Williamson said...

Hi, Roger,

A big bird meeting this spring in my neighborhood is the Cooper Ornithological Society April 16-18 in Tucson, Arizona. The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory will also hold its Fiesta de las Aves International Migration Celebration May 10-16 at various locations around southeastern Arizona.

Shelly said...

Hi Roger,

Thanks for posting a link to the Great Texas Birding Classic. Corporate sponsorships are understandably down this year, so we'd love to make up for some of that by having an outstanding year in terms of new teams! We'd love to see you bring a Michigan team down (my husband is from MI, so you'd even have someone there from your home-state!) and anyone else reading this, please feel free to join the fun. All skill levels welcome, just come ready for some great Texas migrants and wonderful hospitality!

Shelly Plante
Nature Tourism Coordinator, TPWD (and former Birding Classic Coordinator)