The first Alaska Bird Conference was held in 1985, in Anchorage. It grew from the often-expressed need for exchange of information among those in government, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector who are working with Alaska’s diverse and abundant birds. The conference has been held on an approximately biannual basis ever since.
This year marks the 17th Alaska Bird Conference. The conference regularly attracts between 150 and 200 participants reporting on their latest findings and new initiatives. By design, the conference retains a familiar and friendly atmosphere, welcoming new students and ornithologists into the fold, and providing a much-anticipated gathering for those who work with and care about Alaska’s birds.
On December 6th, we will host side meetings of Boreal Partners in Flight, Alaska Shorebird Group, and Alaska Raptor Group.
This year’s conference is hosted by Prince William Sound Science Center, with the active help of a hard-working local organizing committee, scientific program committee, and awards committee.