Sunday 11 August 2024Arrival, registration, and welcome cocktail
Monday 12 August 2024Oral presentations and poster session
Tuesday 13 August 2024Field excursion to Urugua-í Provincial Park and a forest restoration area
Wednesday 14 August 2024Oral presentations and closing dinner
General program

Plenary speakers

At the start of the morning and afternoon sessions on 12 and 14 August, there will plenary talks by leading woodpecker researchers Valeria Ojeda, Hugo Robles, Morgan Tingley and Kerri Vierling on their work in respectively southern Argentina, northern Spain, California and Idaho. Read more about the plenary speakers here.

Field excursion

  • Urugua-í forest
    Urugua-í forest

On August 13 there will be a group excursion for the conference participants, by bus, to Urugua-í Provincial Park, where over 350 bird species have been recorded and where we will divide into four smaller groups and hike trails through protected Atlantic Forest. Besides the woodpeckers that can be seen in Puerto Iguazú, additional species that may be seen here are White-spotted Woodpecker (Dryobates spilogaster), Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros), Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus), Robust Woodpecker (Campephilus robustus), and –rarely– Helmeted Woodpecker (Celeus galeatus). Other birds that are specialties of this site are the endangered Black-fronted Piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga), Riverbank Warbler (Myiothlipis leucoblephara), and Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper (Lochmias nematura). In the afternoon we will visit the nearby “Corredor Verde” or Green Corridor forest restoration area that unites Urugua-í Provincial Park with Guardaparque Horacio Foerster Provincial Park. Here we will hear about forest restoration and ecotourism, and have a look at the first ecoduct over a highway in South America.

Conference proceedings in Acta Ornithologica

As with the 2014 and 2019 international woodpecker conferences, proceedings from the 2024 conference will be published in a special section in Acta Ornithologica. Shortly after the conference, presenters of plenary talks, oral presentations and posters will be encouraged to submit a manuscript for consideration in the Acta Ornithologica special section. Submissions will go through peer review.