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The 2018 Australasian Shorebird Conference will be held at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus, in Hobart over the weekend of 27 and 28 October. The campus is just 5 minutes by taxi or 10 minutes by bus from the city centre. A full programme, registration details and accommodation options will be available soon on this site.
These conferences are held every two years and provide an opportunity for everyone interested in hearing about all aspects of shorebird research, conservation and management. As well as for researchers and conservationists to exchange information, discuss relevant issues and develop strategies for improving the status of these remarkable birds.
The theme of the 2018 ASC will be, “Losing their habitats – conservation and management strategies for migratory and resident shorebirds”.
If you wish to present an oral or poster at the ASC, please email the convenor as soon as possible (details below). The Conference will provide a forum for discussions on all shorebird species, and is particularly keen to see contributions from indigenous researchers and managers.
It is planned to arrange a number of post-conference trips (subject to interest) to visit some of the key shorebird (and other birds) spots in Tasmania. The weekend preceding the ASC sees the holding of the 4th Bruny Island Bird Festival on Bruny Island just south of Hobart – a BirdLife KBA with all 12 endemics species on offer.
In conjunction with the ASC, The Overwintering Project will be holding an exhibition of shorebird art at the Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah from October 18 – November 10, with the exhibition’s Official Opening to be held on Friday 26 October. It is hoped to hold the ASC welcoming reception/icebreaker at the Centre. Further details to follow.
The Conference convenor is Dr Eric Woehler, Chair of BirdLife Tasmania and AWSG Committee Member. If you would like to be included in all further email announcements, Conference information and post-conference trip details, etc, please send an email to email@example.com or call him on 0438 204 565.
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