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Registration Open - The State for Stopover 2016
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10/5/2016 to 10/7/2016
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Where: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53217
United States

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Registration is now open online for the much-anticipated 2016 migratory bird symposium: The State Of Stopover 2016 in Wisconsin, October 5-7.

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The symposium will provide participants with an in-depth look at the growing migratory bird Stopover movement in the Great Lakes, with updates on research, management, and education.  It will also be a working symposium that will inspire each Great Lakes state and Ontario to work on building alliances to develop, promote, and expand Stopover conservation initiatives.  Accordingly, the symposium has two principal objectives:  1) Summarize all that we know about Stopover actions, accomplishments, and challenges in the Great Lakes Basin; and 2) Develop a concerted, long-term  strategy to implement Stopover programs across the Great Lakes Basin that will elevate markedly the conservation emphasis of Stopover habitat protection, acquisition, and education in each state and Ontario.

A registration fee of only $55 includes daily shuttles, event materials, two lunches, coffee, tea, snacks, Tuesday field trips, the SOS Social Mixer on Wednesday, and special activities with the Schlitz Audubon staff on Thursday.  The SOS Awards Banquet costs $25/person and is open to Symposium participants and their guests.  Friday field trips have a $10 fee for lunch.


A formal poster session will be held during theWednesday, Oct. 5th evening social at the Four Points Sheraton. All posters will then be moved to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center where they will be displayed for the remainder of the symposium.

We invite the submission of abstracts for poster presentations on any topic related to migratory bird:

1.Land Protection and Management

2.Education and Outreach

3.Research and Monitoring

Abstracts should include title, author names (indicate presenting author), agency or affiliation, contact information, and a brief paragraph describing the project, methods, and results. Individuals submitting abstracts should also submit a short biographical sketch, highlighting employment, educational history, and current job duties. Information regarding poster guideline and preparation will be included with abstract acceptance.

E-mail your abstract to Richard Staffen, Poster Session Coordinator ( ) by April 15, 2016.