|The||Wilson Ornithological Society|
88th Annual Meeting
22-25 March 2007
Contributed paper sessions will take place during the morning and afternoon on Friday, 23 March, at the Sheraton. The poster session will take place during an extended break in the middle of the same day.
Margaret Morse Nice medal activities will take place at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, on Friday evening, 23 March. Medal recipients P. L. Shwagmeyer and Douglas Mock (University of Oklahoma) will deliver the Plenary Lecture entitled "Not exactly your Nice sparrow" about their research on the evolutionary and behavioral ecology of House Sparrows (7:30 PM). There will be an associated reception at the Harvard Museum of Natural History with access to the collections and art exhibits (6 - 7:30 PM). Registrants of of the WOS/MAS meeting will be bussed from Wakefield to Cambridge and back for this event.
Student Membership Awards: In 2007 the WOS will for the first time offer free Student Membership for one year to all students who present a talk or a poster at the Annual Meeting (and who are not currently members of WOS).
Undergraduate Presentation Awards: In 2007 the WOS will for the first time award the Nancy Klamm Awards for the best talk and best poster presented by undergraduates at the Annual Meeting.
On Saturday, 24 March, the morning program hosted by Mass Audubon will feature the following speakers:
The afternoon program on Saturday will involve a WOS symposium (convened by Bob Beason) on "Radar Ornithology" with the following speakers:
Informal birding opportunities will be available on foot in the vicinity of the Sheraton Colonial Hotel on Friday and Saturday morning.
On Sunday, 25 March Mass Audubon staff and associates will lead field trips to two premiere eastern Massachusetts birding destinations. Attendance will be limited, so register early.
Trips will depart and return to Sheraton Colonial Hotel: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a brief stop will be made at noon for a fast-food lunch.
Massachusetts weather in mid-March is highly variable, ranging from raw, showery, and often breezy with temps in the low 40s °F, to mild and sunny with temps near 60°F. Be prepared for most any conditions at this time of year in the Boston area.