After more than two years of difficulties and restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic that led two postponements of our meeting, we are glad to welcome to the 10th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution (SAPE) that will be held at the University of Málaga (Spain), from May 8 to 12, 2023

The meeting is open to paleontologist, ornithologist and anyone with a general interest in bird evolution. Birds are excellent models for addressing a wide range of scientific questions, hence we encourage students and professionals of relevant research areas—functional morphology, evo-devo, conservation paleontology, and molecular systematics, among others—to take part in the scientific sessions of the 10th SAPE Meeting. A scientific committee of renowned researchers will review the abstracts to ensure the quality of the scientific sessions.


Málaga is a beautiful city on the Mediterranean coast that enjoys good weather year round. As one of the largest cities in Spain, Málaga has all the amenities necessary to host an international scientific meeting (e.g., international airport, national railway station, huge number of hotels, and exceptional food). This 2800-years-old multicultural city boasts a spectacularly rich cultural heritage, which is reflected in the amount of art museums, archaeological sites, and historical landmarks.


The near distance to spectacular birding areas will allow to enjoy the Iberian avifauna during the meeting excursions. It is planned to visit two natural reserves: “Desembocadura del Guadalhorce” and “Laguna de Fuente de Piedra”. Besides birding, the attendants to the post-meeting excursion will have the opportunity for hiking along the world-renowned route of “Caminito del Rey”.


We extend a warm invitation to everyone to come and participate in the meeting.