May 17th - 21st, 2017
Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, NV
To bring ornithologists, conservation professionals, and birders together to share current knowledge of birds and bird habitats of the Great Basin and adjoining regions, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of GBBO.
Who should go:
Conservation scientists and other conservation partners who focus on birds and bird habitats of the Great Basin and adjoining regions, as well as birders who are interested in this region.
Provide contact information to indicate interest in attending and to receive event and registration updates.
Wednesday, May 17th
Afternoon registration and opening social
Thursday, May 18th
Morning field trips/workshops (6 a.m. to noon);
Afternoon presentation session, 1-5 p.m.
Evening poster session and social
Friday, May 19th
Morning field trips/workshops
Afternoon presentation session 1-5 p.m.
Evening dinner with keynote speaker Ted Floyd
Saturday, May 20th
All-day field trips
Evening party to celebrate 20th anniversary of GBBO!
Sunday, May 21st
All-day field trips
The Reno area is perfectly located to launch exciting field trips into the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada, including destinations such as the shores of Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Carson Valley, Lahontan Valley, Walker River, the Sweetwater Range, and the springs of the Black Rock Desert.
We will take advantage of these fantastic opportunities during the peak of spring migration, looking for all classic western birds and rarities that are known to come through at this time. We will also focus in on conservation and restoration project sites, such as McCarran, River Fork, and Silver Saddle ranches on the Truckee and Carson rivers, which also happen to be birding hotspots.
Ted Floyd comes to us from Boulder, Colorado, where he serves as Editor of Birding magazine, the flagship publication of the American Birding Association. Before he came to Colorado, Ted lived in Reno, Nevada; there he was Coordinator of the Nevada Breeding Bird Atlas, sponsored by the Great Basin Bird Observatory. Ted is the author of several books, including the Atlas of Breeding Birds of Nevada. He is delighted to returning to Nevada to celebrate GBBO's 20th anniversary.
Presentation topics and call for papers:
Anything that involves applied research, monitoring, and conservation projects for birds and bird habitats in the Great Basin and adjoining regions. Abstracts are due on January 11th, 2017. Click here for guidelines and submission.
We will do our best to keep the registration costs reasonable and affordable. They are necessary to cover the event costs only. Our registration page will be opened in December.
Exhibits and vendors:
Please contact us here for exhibit and vendor options.