Thursday, January 17, 2019

NZ Bird Conference: Call for Abstracts

Offers of talks are invited for the 2018 NZ Bird Conference, which will be held at the Copthorne Hotel Bay of Islands, from 2-4 June 2018. 

Online Registration and conference details can be accessed here.

Oral presentations will be spread across the first two days of the conference. Please note preference will be given to speakers that talk about projects that have had significant involvement from Birds NZ (OSNZ) members. Poster presentations will be on show for the duration of the conference, and can cover any aspects of ornithology. Full Please contact the organisers (Les Feasey: with any questions. 

Standard talks will be 12 minutes long with 3 minutes for questions. We will be using PowerPoint on a PC. If you are a Mac user, please ensure your presentation is fully functional on a PC before bringing it to the conference. Bring talks on a USB stick, preferably at the start of the conference.

Abstract instructions

Abstracts of accepted papers will be printed in the conference abstract book and also in Notornis subsequently. Only abstracts of registered delegates will be included in the proceedings.

Please submit abstracts by 31 March 2018 as an email attachment to:

Please put abstract-FIRST AUTHOR LAST NAME in the subject line of your email.

The organising committee reserves the right to determine the suitability of abstracts for presentations.

Abstract template: 

Please use Calibri bold 16 point for the title, Cambria 12 point for the rest of the abstract, single line spacing, single space between sentences and fully justified.

Title                                              No scientific names, no period at end, 20 words maximum.
Authors                                         First author in bold – Use superscript numbers to indicate each author’s address.
Addresses                                     Physical address followed by email address for all authors
Body of abstract                            250 words maximum for body of text

Please indicate if the first author is a student.

An abstract example is available here.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 March 2018!

Please sumit completed abstracts to:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Les Feasey

Saturday, 2 June, 2018 (All day) to Monday, 4 June, 2018 (All day)