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The 2nd International Conference will take place in Costa Rica on September 24th, 25th and 26th.

You are invited to register early enough to enable us plan.


IC4WB

International Conference for Women Birders

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Register For IC4WB 2025

The 2nd International Conference will take place in Costa Rica on September 24th, 25th and 26th.

You are invited to register early enough to enable us plan.


IC4WB

International Conference for Women Birders

Contact Us

Register For IC4WB 2025

The 2nd International Conference will take place in Costa Rica on September 24th, 25th and 26th.

You are invited to register early enough to enable us plan.


Date: September 24th, 25th and 26th 2025

Location: Costa Rica

About The Conference - IC4WB

The International Conference for Women Birders holds international significance by promoting an equal birding world. This event champions avitourism, fostering a sustainable connection between birding and tourism. Moreover, it contributes to the conservation of natural habitats, emphasizing the crucial role women play in preserving biodiversity. By advocating for gender equality, the conference strives to create an inclusive space, encouraging women's active participation and leadership in birding and conservation efforts worldwide


Avian Women Foundation in conjunction with Bird Uganda Safaris, Space Coast Birding Festival, Megan Crewe, Inala Nature Tour, Naturalist Journeys, Alpine Birding Tours, Hannah and Erik Go Birding, Private Sector Foundation, and Kowa optics, are organizing the 2nd International conference for women birders scheduled to take place on September 24th, 25th and 26th, 2025 in Costa Rica


About hosting the International Conference for women birders 2026

Regarding hosting the International Conference for Women Birders, the bidding process for the 2026 event will commence on July 1st, 2024. This presents an excellent opportunity to be the host for the Women Birders Conference

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Register For IC4WB 2025

The 2nd International Conference will take place in Central America in December 4th to 6th, 2025

You are invited to register early enough to enable us plan for you


IC4WB - 2023 Speakers

Peg Abbott

“Weaving the tapestry of a guiding life”

A passion for birds can be in entwined in the tapestry of life in many ways, for Peg Abbott it became the very fabric that defined her as a Guide, and as a 25+ year owner of a worldwide birding company running over 160 trips a year Peg will discuss the varied threads of her work journey, some colorful, some smooth, some rough, and some broken. It is a personal story involving conservation efforts, research and personal commitment – all threads that have made this life possible. Peg shares tips for other women starting their own companies and careers and also personal stories from her own travels. Learn to be vibrant, resilient, soft and strong!


Dr Tonia Cochran

Distinguished speaker at the upcoming International Conference for Women Birders, will share insights into the remarkable journey of Inala Nature Tours, a tour company she has built and nurtured over the past three decades. As a seasoned researcher, Dr Cochran has not only contributed significantly to the field of ornithology but has also emerged as a leading female tour operator in Australia.

In her presentation, Dr Cochran will delve into the rich history of Inala Nature Tours, providing a comprehensive overview of its growth and development. Her unique perspective will illuminate the challenges and triumphs faced while establishing the company as a prominent player in the ecotourism industry. Beyond her role as a researcher and tour operator, Dr Cochran stands out as a trailblazer in fostering gender inclusivity within the sector.



Andrea Molina

“Wings of Empowerment: My Journey as a Female Birder in Ecuador”

In this presentation, Molina Andrea can share her personal journey, experiences, and the evolution of her passion for birding. She can discuss how she discovered her love for birds, the challenges she faced as a female birder in Ecuador, and the empowerment she gained through

her connection with the avian world. This presentation can inspire and encourage other women to pursue their interests in birding, highlighting the transformative power of nature



Maggie Kigozi

Distinguished speaker at the International Conference for Women Birders, will deliver a compelling presentation on “Investment Opportunities in Birding in East Africa.” Drawing on her extensive expertise in economics and development, Prof. Kigozi will explore the untapped potential for economic growth within the burgeoning birding industry in East Africa



Jeff Bouton

An esteemed figure in the world of birding, will be a featured speaker at the International Conference for Women Birders, presenting on the

topic “Digiscoping, capture the image. Simplistic tips to utilize your optics as a telephoto lens!” With a lifelong passion for birds and a

career spanning from field research biologist to optics representative, Bouton brings a wealth of experience to his role as Kowa Sporting Optics’ representative to the birding and nature communities



Civy Tumusiime

An esteemed figure in the world of birding, will be a featured speaker at the International Conference for Women Birders, presenting on the

topic “Digiscoping, capture the image. Simplistic tips to utilize your optics as a telephoto lens!” With a lifelong passion for birds and a

career spanning from field research biologist to optics representative, Bouton brings a wealth of experience to his role as Kowa Sporting Optics’ representative to the birding and nature communities


Conference FAQ's


1. When will the the second IC4WB take place?

The conference is scheduled to take place on September 24th, 25th and 26th 2025.

2. Where is the conference taking Place?

The conference will be held in Costa Rica

3. What are the travel documents required to enter Central America?

Upon the Board of Directors selecting the host country for this conference, you will receive notification detailing the necessary travel documents

4. Are men also invited to participate?

Men are invited to participate in the conference for women birders because it promotes inclusivity and gender diversity within the birding community. Involvement in such conferences nurtures a supportive environment that stimulates collaboration, understanding, and recognition of women's roles in birding and conservation. This initiative aids in dispelling gender stereotypes, fostering the exchange of knowledge, and contributes to the establishment of a more inclusive birding community. Here, both men and women can effectively collaborate for the preservation of avian habitats


IC4WB - 2023 Photo Gallery

WHAT THEY SAID

Jesca Melto

ZAMBIA

"The International women birders conference I recently attended in Uganda stands out as the finest I've ever experienced. The meticulous organization and adherence to global standards were commendable. My sincere gratitude goes to the Board and organizers for an exceptionally well-executed event. I commit to attending this conference wherever it may take place worldwide"

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