Scientific Programme and meeting schedule

The scientific focus of the WbS meeting is on avian life history, migration, and the World Heritage Wadden Sea. Symposia include tern life history and chemical  contaminants, part of the research focus of the Institute of Avian Research.

Scientific Program Committee: Susan Elbin (chair), Peter H. Becker, Gregor Scheiffarth, Chip Weseloh


Final Programme - Meeting of the Waterbird Society [click here]


Programme Abstracts - Meeting of the Waterbird Society [click here]

Time schedule of the Joint Meeting with International Wader Study Group (IWSG) Annual Conference in 2013

WbS and the IWSG meetings will overlap, creating a great opportunity to bring the membership of two societies together. Members of each society are encouraged to both meetings.

The IWSG is a worldwide association of people interested in wader/shorebird research and conservation. The group acts as the Wetlands International Wader Specialist Group and has several members in the US and Canada. You can find further information on the IWSG website.


Social events

Welcome Party Tuesday 24 September: The ice breaker social event will be held on Tuesday evening. Drinks and hors d'œuvre will be served.

Poster reception Wednesday 25 September: The poster reception will be from 18:30-20:30. Drinks and hors d'œuvre will be served.

Banquet Saturday 28 September: The banquet will be organized in the Gorch-Fock house in the center of Wilhemshaven, from 20:00 - late. The price is included in the fees of the regular conference participants and of student participants who are invited. IWSG offers the possibility to join their social event in the arts center "Pumpwerk" afterwards.


Wbs Council and Business Meetings:

- The Council Meeting is on Tuesday 24 September, 10:00 - 17:00 at Institute of Avian Research.
- The Business Meeting will be held on 26 September, 17:30 - 18:30 at the Stadthalle.