The American Oystercatcher Working Group will hold its 17th annual meeting on Sapelo Island, Georgia! This large barrier island is located mid-way between Savannah GA and Jacksonville FL. There is a ferry to get us to the island where we will meet at facilities operated by the University of Georgia Marine Institute. The island is a wonderful place with a rich history, boasting the extant Geechee community of Hog Hammock, an historic mansion operated by Georgia State Parks, and much more!
Registration is now open!
Based on your personal plan for attendance, you will need to select BOTH a lodging AND a registration option for purchase:
PLAN A: For those attending ONLY the meeting, purchase tickets for BOTH:
PLAN B: For those attending the meeting AND Thursday field trip, purchase tickets for BOTH:
Follow this link to the registration page, use the password: “AMOY2017” to login, and click on the green “tickets” button to select your registration and lodging options for purchase.
October 23 – Travel day
October 24-25 – Meetings
October 26 – Field Trip
There are three options to fly, depending on where you can get the best price:
Whether flying or driving, you will need to make it to the Sapelo Island Ferry Dock.
FERRY LANDING: 1766 Landing Road SE Darien GA 31305.
DIRECTIONS TO FERRY LANDING: Directions can be found at https://ugami.uga.edu/directions/
Monday October 23 – Departing Mainland Ferry Dock (preferred times – 3:30 or 5:30)
Wednesday October 25 – Departing Sapelo (people not staying for Thursday field trips can get 4:30 PM Ferry off).
Thursday October 26 – Departing Sapelo (Morning birding trip participants could depart on 2:30 ferry, while Altamaha trip participants will depart on 4:30 ferry)
There will likely be some funds available for travel assistance, particularly for students or international travelers. More details will follow.