Convention highlights include keynote speaker Kevin Dodge, on the natural history of western Maryland; many field trips including one to West Virginia sites; a nocturnal field trip; and workshops on moth identification, why's of recent taxonomy changes, and rapid field sketching of live birds; posters papers on various research topics.
All events and lodging at the WISP resort. Registration includes wine and cheese social, conference pin, maps, and 4 sessions of field trips. Cost is $200 for registration and 6 meals, $120 for registration and 2 dinners, or $65 for registration only.
A brochure detailing the schedule of events and containing an application form will be e-mailed to all members by the first week of March, and it can be downloaded using the link below.
For each conference, a pin is selected and given to each participant. Conference pins illustrate the conference year and a bird species appropriate to the conference site. Pin designs are selected by competition and are highly treasured conference souvenirs. Many conference attendees proudly display their colorful collection of pins going back many years.