2nd International Ornithology Conference "Algerian ornithology at the dawn of the third millennium"

Dear colleagues,

The University of Larbi Ben M'hidi is proud to launch the 2nd International Conference on “Algerian ornithology at the dawn of the third millennium” (CIOA2–2012) which will be held during 17-19 November 2012 at Oum El-Bouaghi, Algeria.

This is an invitation for you to join us in this conference. You can talk about any aspect of ornithology, according to conference themes (see topics below), by submitting to us your abstract(s) and registration form. If the conference does not meet your research field, would you please forward this announcement to your colleagues worldwide to ensure large spread (more info about the conference is available on the flyers here sent by attachment).

1st Announcement CIOA II, 5-7 May 2012 (English)
1er Annoncement CIOA II, 5-7 mai 2012 (Français)

The main topics of the conference are:

1. Bio-Ecology (systematic, habitat, breeding biology, feeding niche, migration…)
2. Biogeography
3. Population genetics
4. Ethology
5. Pressure and threatening factors
6. Usefulness, harmfulness, risky birds
7. Management and conservation
8. Parasitism and disease transmission

CIOA2-2012 is expected to be a dedicated event for ornithological studies by bringing together scientists and decision makers from all over the world in a great range of subjects under several technical sessions, expositions, excellent lectures and roundtables. The conference will also expect to provide opportunity for scientists to exchange their latest findings and developments in a wide range of topics that are related to bird study and conservation issues. Meanwhile it is also hoped to explore and contribute idea and innovations to research and identify future ornithological issues.

Regarding conference venue, this meeting will be hosted by the organizing institution at the main building of Larbi Ben M’hidi University located at Oum El Bouaghi City (East Algeria). The date is 5th to 7th May 2012. This month is relatively dry with very pleasant temperatures (20–27 °C). The participants will have opportunities to visit the unique wetlands complex areas during a field trip.

By the way, the conference organizing committee (COC) will cover all documents of the conference, full accommodation for speakers and a post-conference excursion. Only a nominal price is set for registration fees. Hope you may not miss this discount package!

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you can join the conference.

Best regards,
Abdelkrim SI BACHIR
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee 

Update (11 December 2011):

Dear colleagues, 

We are very pleased to tell you that the CIOA2–2012 Conference Website is now ready at:

Therefore all interested participants are kindly invited to register and submit their contribution(s) through online registration system at :

For abstract submission, please follow this link:

In addition, you could register online easily by fulfilling the Registration Form:

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,
The Conference Organizing Committee

Algerian Nuthatch (Sitta ledanti) on an postage stamp
Algerian Nuthatch (Sitta ledanti) on an Algerian postage stamp from 1979. The endemic species to the mountain forest in northeast Algeria.

Moroccan Birds