4th Western Hemisphere
Shorebird Group Meeting

August 11-15, 2011

La Cuarta Reunión del Grupo de
Aves Playeras Hemisferio Occidental
11-15 agosto 2011
(en Español)

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  • Early Registration and abstract deadlines: 15 June
  • There is no single-day registration fee.

    Full refunds, less a $25 administration fee will be granted to cancellations received by July 25, 2011.  No refunds will be issued after that date.  Refunds will be mailed after the conference and will not be given to no-shows.

    There are two methods for registration and payment:

    1) Click HERE to Register on-line
    You may pay by credit card or cheque when registering on line.    

    2) register off-line using the Word version of the form. 
    Download registration form
    Credit cards cannot be accepted with this form.

    If payment is not available at time of registration, a deferred payment option (e.g. by check or  travel award, mailed later or at the meeting), is available through either registration method.

    For offline registrations with payment: Please complete the registration form, print copy, enclose with payment, and mail to or send by overnight courier to:

    Monica Court
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby BC V5A 1S6  Canada

    Phone + 778-782-5958
    Fax    + 778-782-3496
    Email: whsgmeet@sfu.ca

    For offline registrations with deferred payment: Please open document in WORD, type in information, and e-mail completed form to: whsgmeet@sfu.ca, or fax registration forms to 778-782-3496, attention M. Court.

    E-mail confirmations will be sent to registrants within two weeks of receiving registration forms.
    If requested on the registration form, letters of invitation will be sent upon receipt of registration forms, and letters of participation will be available in registration packets at the meeting, starting at 7 pm on Thursday August 11.

    Conference Field Trip
    A late afternoon high-tide field trip to Boundary Bay to view migrant shorebirds is planned for Sunday.  A picnic supper will be provided.   You may indicate a dietary preference for this meal, and the Banquet, with your on-line registration.

    Post-conference Field Trips
    Optional post conference field trips are available.

    Personal Guests

    Personal guests (spouses, friends, etc.) will not be charged a general registration fee, but need to pay for the conference field trip and banquet, if taken, and drinks.  Name badges will be issued to registered guests.  Social events are listed below.

    Thursday evening:              
    Friday evening:                  
    Saturday evening:              
    Sunday afternoon/evening:

    Monday night:                      
    Reception Start Meeting, cash bar
    Poster Presentation and snacks, cash bar
    Free night to explore Vancouver
    Field trip and picnic to Boundary Bay (guest payment required)
    Silent Auction and Conference Banquet (guest payment required)


    Please use the conference email whsgmeet@sfu.ca for most queries.
    Contact Dov Lank at dlank@sfu.ca 778-782-3010 or Monica Court at mcourt@sfu.ca for questions regarding registration and lodging.   Questions about the Scientific Program may be addressed to Ron Ydenberg ydenberg@sfu.ca or Dov Lank dlank@sfu.ca.


    We are seeking donations for items for a silent auction that will be held at the 4th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting to raise funds for Latin Americans to travel to future meetings.  Any and all items are welcome! Consider bringing something special from your part of the world to donate.  We also welcome books and field guides, new or used equipment (binoculars or other optics, tripods, field supplies etc.), services (e.g. statistical advice, free sample analyses in your lab, etc.), jewelry, art, decorations, photos, prints, or even software!  This is a great opportunity to recycle valuable items sitting unused in your labs and offices.  Corporate sponsors are encouraged to donate equipment or supplies.  All sponsors will be acknowledged in the meeting schedule and if desired, have their company logo added to the document.  All items not purchased will be donated to biologists that make requests.  If you have suitable items to donate, or questions, please bring them with you to the meeting venue, and contact Andrea Pomeroy (apomeroy@jacqueswhitford.com) so she can do an inventory.