May 17th - 21st, 2017
Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, NV

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Purpose:

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.

Conference Overview Below

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Tricolored Blackbird / Photo: Martin Meyers

Tricolored Blackbird / Photo: Martin Meyers

Wednesday, May 17th
 

Conference Check-In and Light Reception 5:30-9:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 18th
Morning Field Trips

  • Reno Hotspots - South and West -- CANCELED --
  • Reno Hotspots - North and East: 6 a.m. - noon
  • Washoe Valley: 6 a.m. - noon
  • Tahoe Meadows: 6 a.m. - noon

Morning Workshops

Field trips will take advantage of 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.
— Elisabeth Ammon - Great Basin Bird Observatory
  • In-Depth, Close-Up Bird Identification with Lauren Harter and Ken Voget: 8 a.m. - noon
  • Data Mining Workshop with Ed Pandolfino: 9 a.m. - noon
  • Current Research and Tools Available for Greater Sage-Grouse Management and Conservation with Peter Coates: 9 a.m. - noon

Afternoon Science Sessions 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Click for Detail)

Evening Poster Session and Cocktail Reception 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Friday, May 19th
Morning Field Trips

  • Carson Valley -- CANCELED --
  • Lower Truckee River: 6 a.m. - noon
  • Spooner Summit through Tahoe Meadows: 6 a.m. - noon

Morning Workshops

  • eBird: Innovating Citizen-Science, Big Data Research, and Bird Conservation with Brian Sullivan: 8 a.m. - noon
  • New Tools in Field Ornithology with Ted Floyd and Catherine Waters: 9 a.m. - noon
  • Bird Brains: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Education and Conservation Education with Robin Wilson: 9 a.m. - noon

Afternoon Science Sessions 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Click for Detail)

Evening Banquet and Keynote 6:15-9:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker 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.

Keynote Speaker 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.

  • TED FLOYD. The King is Dead, Long Live the King: The Fall and Rise of Descriptive Field Ornithology in the Digital Age.


Saturday, May 20th
Day Field Trips

  • Pyramid Lake -- CANCELED -- 
  • Lahontan Valley/Stillwater: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (box lunch and breakfast included)
  • Walker River, East Fork: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (box lunch and breakfast included)

Evening Celebration and Bocce Ball 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 21st
Day Field Trips

  • Lower Walker River: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (box lunch and breakfast included)
  • Black Rock/Smoke Creek Deserts: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (box lunch and breakfast included)

 

Exhibits and vendors:
Please contact us here for exhibit and vendor options.


Mountain Quail / Photo: Martin Meyers

Mountain Quail / Photo: Martin Meyers


Costs:

Basic Registration (see below for conference schedule):

$195 (includes free appetizers on social evenings and cost of banquet with keynote, Friday night)

$180 with 1-year GBBO membership ($30); for additional GBBO membership benefits, see registration page

$120 for students (present your student ID at registration desk)

Half-Day Field Trips and Outdoor Workshops: 

$55 (includes transportation and boxed lunch)

Indoor Workshops at Venue:

$35

All-Day Field Trips (Saturday and Sunday):

$90 (includes transportation and boxed lunch)

Lodging Information:

As part of the conference, there are a limited number of discounted rooms available at the Whitney Peak Hotel where the conference is located. These rates are available until Monday, April 17, 2017.

Deluxe King or Queen - $99.00
Concierge Level King or Queen - $149.00
One-Bedroom Suite - $199.00

You will need to call the hotel directly at (775) 398-5400 to book rooms with these rates. Let them know you are with the Great Basin Bird Conference.