The IUCN-SCC Heron Specialist Group

1st Herons of the World Symposium
21-23 September 2016
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

The first Herons of the World Symposium and Workshop was held as part of the 40th Anniversary Meeting of the Waterbird Society in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, during 21-23 September 2016. Three full days of heron sessions resulted in 47 oral and poster presentations on Ardeids and an all-day Heron Workshop. The Symposium was organized by the Waterbird Society and HeronConservation, the Heron Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Seventeen countries and all continents except Antarctica were represented.