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As a co-host of the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018), we at Bird Studies Canada welcome scientists, conservationists, and bird enthusiasts to Vancouver. Thank you for being part of this event – perhaps the most extraordinary gathering in honour of birds ever held!

In tandem with the Vancouver International Bird Festival, the Congress will convene experts and bird lovers, boost awareness and appreciation, and promote conservation of the world’s wondrous diversity of birds.

Bird Studies Canada is the country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. We are proud to invest time, energy, ideas, and funding into the Congress and Festival.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing birds and their conservation. Just as birds move across national boundaries and between continents, we humans are covering ground and transcending barriers – to gather and advance solutions to challenges facing both birds and people.

Steven Price
Dr. George Finney 
President Emeritus