Goose 2020: 19th Conference of the Goose Specialist Group
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 28-31 January 2020
The Goose Specialist Group will hold its 19th conference in Leeuwarden, in the province of Friesland in The Netherlands, from 28-31 January 2020. The Netherlands is one of the most important countries for migratory geese in Europe. And within the country, about 40% of wintering numbers concentrate in Friesland. Its vicinity to the Wadden Sea area, vast grassland areas and numerous wetlands which provide suitable roosts, make the province highly attractive for geese.
Venue and how to get there
The conference will be held in Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Ruiterskwartier 4, 8911 BP Leeuwarden (https://harmonie.nl/). Leeuwarden is the capital of the province of Friesland, in the northern part of The Netherlands. It has frequent train connections to all surrounding larger cities (Groningen, Zwolle). From Schiphol Amsterdam airport it is about 2 hours by train (direct connections). The city also has numerous convenient hotel facilities and a well-developed scene of restaurants and cafés.
Goose 2020 is organized by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO), Dutch Centre for Avian Migration and Demography (Vogeltrekstation) and Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology (Sovon).
Further information about practicalities, the conference program and submission of talks and posters, etc. will be available soon.