Past Meetings

2022• July 17-20, Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Bicknell’s Thrush: Scientific surprises and conservation connections across the hemisphere,” Chris Rimmer
2021• April 15–19, virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Northeast Natural History Conference
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Long-term Research on an Ordinary Extraordinary Songbird: The Dark-eyed Junco, ”Dr. Ellen Ketterson
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2020• August 10–15, virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Held in conjunction with the 7th North American Ornithological Conference
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Three decades of studying Neotropical birds: Lessons learned along the way,” Dr. Bette Loiselle
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2019• October 27–30, Cape May, New Jersey
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists and hosted by New Jersey Audubon
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Transformation of familiar birds into model organisms: What chickadees can teach us,” Dr. Robert L. Curry
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2018• June 6–9, Chattanooga, Tennessee
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “The challenges of long-term research: getting the work done and keeping it relevant,” Dr. Reed Bowman
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2017• March 9–12, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida
• Held jointly with the North American Banding Council
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Stopover biology of migratory songbirds: challenges, consequences, and connections,” Dr. Frank R. Moore
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2016• August 15–20, Washington, DC
• Held in conjunction with the 6th North American Ornithological Conference
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Nomads, pioneers and fugitives: on the move in a capricious world,” Dr. John Wingfield
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2015• July 15–19, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists / Société des ornithologistes du Canada
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Bird observatories: diversity and opportunity,” Dr. Erica Dunn
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2014• May 29–June 1, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Birdsong: the hour before dawn,” Dr. Don Kroodsma
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2013• March 7–10, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
• 2013 Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “From passion to science to the evolution of avian color,” Dr. Edward H. Burtt, Jr.;
• 2012 Margaret Morse Nice Lecture (presented in 2013): “A long term study of Darwin’s finches,” Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant
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2012• August 14–18, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
• Held in conjunction with the 5th North American Ornithological Conference; Margaret Morse Nice lecture deferred to 2013
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2011• March 9–13, Kearney, Nebraska
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Cooper Ornithological Society
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Ecology of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers: By necessity, a multidisciplinary study,” Dr. Richard N. Conner
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2010• May 20–22, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Brood parasitism in cuckoos, cowbirds, and African finches,” Dr. Robert B. Payne and Laura Payne
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2009• April 9–12, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Radar ornithology at different spatial scales,” Dr. Sidney Gauthreaux, Jr.
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2008• April 17–20, Mobile, Alabama
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Thinking like a mountain, seeing like a woodpecker: behavioral ecology and conservation of woodpeckers,” Dr. Jerome Jackson
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2007• March 22-25, Wakefield, Massachusetts
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Not exactly your ‘nice’ sparrow,” Dr. Douglas Mock and Dr. Patricia L. Shwagmeyer
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2006• October 3–7, Veracruz, Mexico
• Held in conjunction with  the 4th North American Ornithological Conference
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Ornithology in a troubled country: progress, problems, and recent work on nectar-feeding birds,” Dr. Gary Stiles
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2005• April 21–24, Beltsville, Maryland
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Territoriality… beyond the temperate zone,” Drs. Bridget Stutchbury and Eugene Morton
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2004• April 22–25, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Birds ‘R’ Us: Chronicles of an avian anthropologist,” Dr. Steven Emlen
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2003• March 19–23, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “The cognitive face of avian life histories,” Dr. Robert Ricklefs
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2002• April 11–14, Fort Meyers, Florida
• Held jointly with the Association of Field Ornithologists
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “Population change in migratory songbirds: insights from long-term studies in breeding and wintering grounds,” Dr. Richard T. Holmes
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2001• May 3–6, Fayetteville, Arkansas
• Held jointly with the Arkansas Audubon Society
• Margaret Morse Nice Lecture: “The behavior and ecology of the Florida Scrub-Jay: A 33-year perspective,” Dr. Glen E. Woolfenden
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Proceedings from earlier meetings can be found by searching JSTOR or SORA. A list of the first to the 100th Wilson Ornithological Society Meetings (1914–2019) is available for download here.