The Eighth Nebraska Birding Conference was organized by nine societies. This gathering provides an opportunity for nearly 3,000 participants to share and discuss their efforts in bird research and conservation, bringing this science to an international audience, achieving the conference’s goal of broad accessibility and engagement. Professional and amateur birders, students, educators, resource managers, conservationists and other bird enthusiasts came from 32 countries and represented all continents!

The conference offers a rich array of scientific oral and poster presentations, workshops, roundtables and networking events. Each day includes one or more outstanding lectures by keynote or plenary speakers on important topics in ornithological research and conservation. Other invited speakers will share important messages on how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the birding profession.

The scientific program includes oral presentations in symposia, oral presentations in general sessions, tantalizing lightning talks on various topics, and poster presentations. New research, ideas and tools will also be shared in lively in-depth discussions during roundtables and workshops. Many innovative networking opportunities, both serious and fun, will allow participants to meet new people, catch up with colleagues and share common interests in ornithology.

In addition to our host societies, generous sponsors, and exhibitors, we thank the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of volunteers who selflessly donated their talents and countless hours of time and effort to organize and bring this monumental undertaking to life!