Ornithological conferences are important as they stimulate learning, interactions and outcomes that benefit bird species and their habitats. The IOCongress™ 2022 in Durban, South Africa, promises to deliver, with over 40 symposia on an extensive range of topics. The IOCongress™2022 will be a hybrid of virtual and physical attendance and aims to be inclusive, especially for young ornithologists and those from the Global South. Another reason ornithologists often travel to conferences is to watch birds. So, we are trying to make birding an important part of the IOCongress™ 2022 and have involved BirdLife SA and local bird guides to be available for delegates wishing to experience some of the amazing birding South Africa has to offer.
A new issue of the Flutter – the IOU Newsletter – has appeared. You will find new information about the IOCongress 2022, a message from the president, and many contributions by our editor!