The IOCongress® has convened every four years since 1884, bringing together the world’s ornithologists to share state of the art research. It reconvenes in Durban, South Africa, in 2022, after another successful congress in Vancouver, Canada, in 2018 with over 1200 delegates.
“Planet earth is in a global biodiversity and environmental crisis. Ornithologists and Fellows of the International Ornithologist’ Union Professor Lucia Severinghaus and Professor Yossi Leshem are featured in “The Future of Birds” documentary film by Jocelyn Demers. They join the many voices from ornithologists, scientists, birders and others around the world in a shared concern for birds and help us to understand the crucial role that birds play in the interconnectedness of the global natural world, why we need to be concerned and what can be done”