46th Annual Meeting

The Waterbird Society will hold its 46th Annual Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. Watching birds is part of the fabric of Corpus Christi, a city that has been named the nation’s “birdiest city” for 10-years running.  The city is the northern gateway to the Laguna Madre, one of the few hypersaline lagoons in the world providing a habitat for vast numbers of wintering and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl.  The bays and marshes north of Corpus Christi are best known in birding circles as a wintering habitat for the Endangered Whooping Crane, which typically begin to arrive in the area during late October.

The Scientific Program will be November 01 - November 03, 2022.  Council will meet on October 31 and the Business Meeting followed by the Awards Ceremony and Banquet will occur on the 3rd.  Field trips will occur on November 04, 2022.

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For any questions contact conference@waterbirds.org.


Important Deadlines

Hotel Room Rate Discount - September 30


Schedule-at-a-Glance

Monday, October 31, 2022
09:00 am - 04:30 pm Council Meeting
01:00 pm - 05:00 pm State Meeting
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Welcome Reception

Tuesday, November 01, 2022
08:15 pm - 09:30 am Welcome and Keynote
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm Breakout Sessions
03:30 pm - 05:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, November 02, 2022 
08:15 pm - 09:30 am Welcome and Keynote
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm Breakout Sessions
05:00 pm - 09:00 pm Ted-cc Talks (offsite at Texas State Aquarium)

Thursday, November 03, 2022
08:15 pm - 09:30 am Welcome and Keynote
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm Breakout Sessions
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Business Meeting
06:30 pm - 10:00 pm Awards and Banquet

Friday, November 04, 2022
All-day Field Trips

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LOCAL EVENTS NOVEMBER 2022


Birding on the Boardwalk-Port Aransas

Downtown Farmers Market
First Friday- Art Walk
Birding on the Boardwalk-Port Aransas
710 W Avenue A, Port Aransas, Texas
Wednesday, November 2, 9 – 10am
Downtown Farmers Market
Corpus Christi Art Center, 100 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi TX
Wednesday, November 2, 5 – 8pm
First Friday– Art Walk
La Retama Park, N Mesquite St, Corpus Christi, TX 
Friday, November 4, 5:30 – 9pm
Southside Farmers Market
BridgeWalk

Southside Farmers Market
5800 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, TX 
Saturday, November 5, 9am – 12pm
BridgeWalk
Harbor Bridge, Corpus Christi, Tx
Sunday, November 6, 8 – 11:30am





MEETING VENUE

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Omni Corpus Christi Hotel 900 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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