EURING 2017 • Barcelona, Spain • registration
Registration for EURING 2017 (scheduled for July 2-7, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is now open! Simply click the (blue) 'Click Here to Register' button in the left-hand panel to start the registration process.
Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona - Museu Blau.
Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5
Parc del Forum
See the 'travel & accomodations' link for details.
All presenters (including poster presenters) must register by June 1st, 2017.
- Full Conference Registration on/before 19/04/17 - 530 €
- Full Conference Registration after 19/04/17 - 700 €
- Student Registration on/before 19/04/17 - 400 €
- Student Registration after 19/04/17 - 500 €
Additional information on guest prices will appear later
You should make hotel reservation by your own directly to the desired hotel. Visit the Travel & Accomodations page for more information.
FIELD TRIPS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
On Wednesday 5th July we will have the field trips. During the registration process you will have the opportunity to choose among the three proposed trips. Here is a description of the different trips so that you have a better knowledge of each area. Be aware that because of technical limitations, Cadí trip will be limited to 40 people and Aigüamolls to 35.
Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park
Departure from Barcelona at 6:00 am - Arrival in Bagà at 7:30 am.
Departure from Bagà at 16:30 pm - Arrival in Barcelona at 18 pm.
We will head to the town of Bagà (785m asl) where we'll meet park staff and
there we'll drive through a windy road to the mountain pass of Coll de Pal (2.016m
asl). We will stop midway for a two hour hike in the RutadelTrencapinyes (Trail of
the Crossbill) where we can see Crossbill, Alpine Citril Finch, Black Woodpecker,
Bonelli's Warbler, Crested Tit and some interesting raptors, such as the Golden
Eagle and the Short-toed Snake Eagle. Back to the coach we'll drive to the top of
the pass where we will hike for a couple more hours in an area with good chances
to watch Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture), Griffon Vulture, Yellow and Red-billed
Choughs, Common Rock Thrush and Tawny Pipit.
At lunch time we'll drive back to Bagà to have a picnic near the river. At this time bird activity will be much reduced due to heat but Dipper, Wryneck and many forest birds can still be around.
The tour will be guided by two professional ornithologists of the Catalan Ornithological Institute and the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.
The Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park was established to protect 41.000 ha of high mountain habitat in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is a good example of coexistence between traditional rural activities, tourism development and wildlife protection. Visitors' impact is restricted to a well-developed network of trails while more sensitive areas are preserved efficiently.
You can find more information at: http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/en/cadi/.
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park
Departure from Barcelona at 6:00 am - Arrival at the visitor's centre at 8:00 am.
Departure from the visitor's centre at 16:00 pm - Arrival in Barcelona at 18:00 pm.
Around 8 a.m. we will be arriving at the visitor's centre El Cortalet. We'll split
in two groups so as not to collapse the bird hides and we'll follow the main
trails in the park's wetlands. The trail goes through several habitats that can
provide many bird species. There will be plenty of opportunities to watch birds of
any kind including Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Black-winged Stilt, Marsh Harrier,
Bee-eater, Common Hoopoe or Cetti's Warbler, plus some occasional Flamingo.The
itinerary ends up in the beach, near the nesting grounds of locally endangered
The hike will be in completely flat terrain and at 13 pm we'll be back at the visitor's centre where we'll have a picnic lunch in the shade. Please, be aware that it is likely to be quite hot at this time of the year (+34C/+93F), so please wear suitable clothing, bring enough water and sun protection (hat, sun cream).
The tour will be guided by two professional ornithologists of the Catalan Ornithological Institute.
The area of the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park were unprotected and threatened by various development plans but thanks to people's protests and a strong campaign to save it, its 4,700 ha were declared Natural Park in 1983. Since then it has become a very popular spot for Catalan birders who consider it one of the finest places for birding in Catalonia and receives tens of thousands of visitors each year who enjoy a rich and varied birdlife.
You can find more information at: http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/ca/aiguamolls-emporda
Can Catà Natural History Museum Field Station at the Collserola Natural Park
Departure from Barcelona at 7:30 am - Arrival at the visitor's centre at 8:00 am.
Departure from the visitor's centre at 16:00 pm - Arrival in Barcelona at 16:30 pm.
The field station of the Museum is located in the Can Cata area, in the Collserola
Natural Park. The area is in a typical Mediterranean mixed forest of Quercus
cerriodes, Quercus ilex and Pinus halepensis. During the visit you will have the
opportunity to follow the research activity our Museum is having there on local
adaptation, population dynamics and plumage colouration of Great tits. You will
see how we videotape nest boxes from inside to study Great tit diet, how we
measure plumage coloration, how we collect mosquito samples to study Plasmodium
dynamics, or how we study the dispersal activities of Zoropsis spiders, one of the
main food resources of great tits. Professionals ringers of the Catalan
Ornithological Institute will also be ringing in the field station on that day so
that you will be able to interact with them and have in the hand typical species
like Great tits, Robins, Leiothrix, Great spotted woodpeckers or Sardinian
warblers. We will also visit the romantic gardens of the house, designed by a
famous Catalan modernist architect. The tour will be guided by Juan Carlos Senar
and students at the Natural History Museum.
We will have a picnic lunch at the field station.
You can find more information at:
EURING 2017 Conference Banquet + Sagrada Familia
On Thursday 6th July, we will have the banquet. Before reaching to the restaurant, we will stop in Sagrada Familia. This is an impressive cathedral, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Art critic Rainer Zerbst said, "It is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art" and Paul Goldberger described it as, "The most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages". We therefore think that you should not miss this visit. You can get more information here. The visit of the inside with a specialized guide in reduced groups has a rate of 20€. This is what we charge you if you choose to make the visit. People not willing to visit inside the cathedral can instead visit it from around until we leave again for the restaurant.
Dr. Juan Carlos Senar, email@example.com, +34.932562216
Dr. Dacha Atienza, firstname.lastname@example.org, +34.932562239
If you require special services, or any dietary restrictions, you should indicate them on the online registration process.