Tuesday, December 22, 2009

IGM on Crete in November

The next (and 10th) International Gull Meeting (IGM) will be on Crete the 24th to the 28th of November 2010. Most of the gulling will take place at Herakleion, where the talks will be on the Natural History Museum of Crete. Crete should be one of the most interesting places in the Western Palearctic for gulling, I quote:

"Yellow-legged and Black-headed, also Mediterranean, Caspian, Baltic, Lesser Black-backed, Heuglin's are easy and in most cases Armenian, Slender-billed, Little and Audouini's gulls are present. Pallas Gull is a vagrant with good chance to be present too, other taxa/forms are either vagrants or still unconfirmed for the site."

The leader of the meeting will be Michalis Dretakis, who's been gulling on Crete for several years and has a nice gull website, http://gullsofcrete.blogspot.com/, where you can read about the next IGM and see some nice pix of the gulls of Crete.
To be able to negotiate for better hotel prices, Michalis would like to know the approximate number of participants as quick as possible. And, if you'd like to make a talk, send him an e-mail at dretakmi@yahoo.com!

To see the place, click here.

I hope to see you there!