Starting in 2015, the University of Antwerp will award an ornithology prize in memory of ornithologist Wim Dings (1927-2012). Wim Dings was an enthusiastic field ornithologist and active member of the former society 'De Wielewaal', now part of Natuurpunt. The goal of the prize is to support scientific field ornithology in Belgium by providing financial support and visibility to either academic or advanced non-academic scientific research in the field of avian biology. The prize is awarded every second year by a jury of internal and external experts, and will be worth 2000€ in 2015. The candidate will be invited to present his/her results at the annual symposium for field ornithology ('Vogeldag') or a similar forum.