Dear IOU members, a new issue of the Flutter has appeared! You will find news about the 2022 IOCongress® in Durban, a message from the President and the Editor and more. Please have a look and read the newest issue for more information.
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IOCongress 2022 - Press release. International Ornithologists' Union partners with South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal for 28th International Ornithological Congress® (IOCongress®)
Durban, South Africa, 14 – 20 Aug. 2022
Durban, largest city in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal, will host ornithology's largest global congress in 2022.
The European Ornithological Union is very happy to announce that the venue of the 12th EOU Conference will be in Cluj, Romania in August 2019. Cluj will be a perfect setting for the congress as being situated in a part of Europe that has not so far hosted our conferences. This will provide us with great opportunities to experience this very beautiful region and the visit will surely be a memory for life. The EOU Congresses aim at providing opportunities for avian researchers of all fields and from all corners of Europe
Dear IOU member, dear colleagues, Springer just published the first topical collection from the IO-Congress in Vancouver, last year. Please find the link to the documents here: https://link.springer.com/journal/10336/topicalCollection/AC_1871a4578ad1658185dd60a4a65a7997
Thank you for all your entries. This time, we selected a low angle shot from a wader or shorebird (or not?). At least it looks like a bird somehow connected to water. But how big is it? And how may it`s bill look like? Feel free to determine the species. Hints towards it`s age or plumage are welcome.
After quite some months of silence and absence on the Word Wide Web, we are now happy to welcome you on our new and entirely redesigned and restructured web presence. We are looking forward to step by step increasing the services of the IOU to all you ornithologists and in specific our members.