[PAST EVENT] Wilson Ornithological Society

Thursday, March 7th 2013
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Saturday, March 9th 2013
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, Chesapeake ABC, Tidewater B, Lobby
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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The Wilson Ornithological Society, founded in 1888, is a world-wide organization of nearly 2500 people who share a curiosity about birds.
Full Description
Named in honor of Alexander Wilson, the Father of American Ornithology, the Society publishes a quarterly journal of ornithology, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, and holds annual meetings.

Perhaps more than any other biological science, ornithology has been advanced by the contributions of persons in other chosen professions. The Wilson Society recognizes the unique role of the serious amateur in ornithology. Fundamental to its mission, the Society has distinguished itself with a long tradition of promoting a strong working relationship among all who study birds.

This year's conference, in historic Williamsburg, features a special session on the History of American Ornithology chaired by Jerome Jackson, as well as plenary addresses by Peter and Rosemary Grant and Jed Burtt.

The plenary talks will be Friday and Saturday morning, followed by three parallel scientific sessions from 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. on both days. The poster session will be Friday night and the banquet Saturday night. There will be an early-morning field trip for local birding Friday and Saturday before the plenaries, and two more extensive field trips on Sunday morning to the site of Virginia's recovering Red-cockaded Woodpecker population (returning around noon), or Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (returning around 4 p.m.).

Regular registration includes admission to all scientific sessions, the opening reception (Thursday evening), a poster session/reception (Friday evening), and all snack/coffee breaks. When you register, you will be given the option to add lunch on-campus during sessions days, or you can visit the many local restaurants. You may also purchase tickets for the closing banquet (Saturday) and optional field trips.

Guest registration allows the registrant to attend the opening reception, plenary talks, and poster social, but not the scientific sessions. Guests may also purchase tickets for on-campus lunches, the closing banquet and the optional field trips.

Local Birder registration allows the registrant to attend the plenary talks, poster social, and vendor exhibits but not the scientific sessions or the opening reception. Local Birders may also purchase separate tickets for on on-campus box lunches, the closing banquet and the optional field trips at the time of registration.
Contact
W&M Conference Services Office P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187 Please call 757-221-4084 or email [[wmconf]] with any questions you may have regarding registration.
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