The Australian Bird Study Association Inc. (ABSA) presents three (3) awards; two annually and one biennially.

ABSA Poster Award

The ABSA Poster Award is presented to the best Student Poster at the Australasian Ornithological Conference which is held every two years.

The winner is chosen by members of the ABSA Committee attending and AOC representatives.

Prize: $150 cash and a year’s membership of the Association.

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‘Bill’ Lane Award

The S.G. ‘Bill’ Lane Award is presented annually to the student at Charles Sturt University who achieves the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in the Graduate Certificate of Ornithology course. The award now consists of $150 cash and a year’s membership of the Association.

‘Bill’ Lane was a founding member of the Association, and contributed enormously to the development of ornithological skills and research in Australia.

Prize: $150 cash and a year’s membership of the Association.

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Durno Murray Award

The Durno Murray Award is given for the best paper published in Corella each year. It commemorates the work of Durno Murray who contributed greatly to the founding of the Association, and served in many roles in his extensive involvement in its management.

He also contributed enormously to the development of ornithological research in Australia – particularly the study of seabirds.

Prize: $150 cash, a year’s membership of the Association and a framed certificate.

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