Nebraska Meeting

“WCCA to meet with other organizations in Nebraska in March 2011

The WCCA will hold a business meeting in association with the 12th North American Crane Workshop. Details of when and where the WCCA will meet will be shared with our members prior to the event. There will be awesome field trips and many presentations on cranes and other water birds. It will be a great event!

THE TWELFTH NORTH AMERICAN CRANE WORKSHOP will be held in Grand Island, Nebraska, March 13 – 16, 2011 and will be held jointly with the Waterbird Society.  The workshop is open to all those interested in crane research and conservation. Workshop details and registration information coming soon. Contacts for the meeting are: FELIPE CHAVEZ-RAMIREZ, Local Committee Chair (EM:<>) and DAVID ABORN, Scientific Program Chair (EM:<>).

The Platte River and nearby wetlands in mid-March provide staging habitat for nearly 10 million waterfowl and half a million Sandhill Cranes–a phenomenon of global significance. Due to its use by large numbers of migrating shorebirds, the area also is designated a Landscape of International Importance by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

Additional information on the meeting can be found at the websites of the Waterbird Society ( and North American Crane Working Group (”

This email is to let you know that in association with the Workshop described above, the WCCA Trustees will be holding a meeting at 7pm on Monday the 14th of March. All members of the WCCA are welcome to attend the Trustee meeting. If you have questions about this event you may contact WCCA newsletter editor Marty Folk at 1475 Regal Ct., Kissimmee, FL 34744, email<> or phone 407-348-3009.