The 20th Alaska Bird Conference will be held from 11-14 December 2023 at The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.
The conference is being organized by the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Management Division, with significant financial and logistical support from other US Fish and Wildlife Divisions; U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center; Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Threatened, Endangered, and Diversity Program; Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management; Audubon Alaska; and Alaska Biological Research Associates, Inc.
This year marks the 20th 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.
The theme of the conference is “Bring Birds Back”. Organizers chose this theme to highlight the peril many migratory bird species face today as they transit between their breeding, migratory stopover, and wintering areas.
Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Posters are due 11:59 pm AKDT 2 October 2023.