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  • Gjon Hazard
    Please join us in Ashland, Oregon, for the 2004 annual meeting of the Western Field Ornithologists, September 8 to 12. If you re interested in making an oral
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 17, 2004
      Please join us in Ashland, Oregon, for the 2004 annual meeting of the
      Western Field Ornithologists, September 8 to 12. If you're interested in
      making an oral or poster presentation, you're in luck, because the deadline
      has been extended (see below).

      We welcome all skill levels. You do not need to be a professional
      ornithologist to attend. All you need is an interest in birds and a desire
      to learn more. This year, with the collaboration with the Western Bird
      Banding Association, you will have the opportunity to experience birds in a
      whole new way. If you've always been interested in learning more about bird
      banding, this may be a way to get your foot in the door. Additionally,
      you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our Oregon Field Ornithologists
      neighbors and learn from them in their back yard.

      For more information on the Western Field Ornithologists or the Ashland
      meeting, see WFO's webpage: http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/

      Hope to see you there!



      The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 2004
      meeting of Western Field Ornithologists HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
      The new deadline is TUESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2004. This is a
      final deadline, and no abstracts can be accepted after
      that date.

      Here is the call for papers:


      Call for Papers and Poster Presentations

      Western Field Ornithologists - (29th Annual Meeting)
      Western Bird Banding Association - (79th Annual Meeting)
      Oregon Field Ornithologists - (25th Annual Meeting)

      Local Host: Klamath Bird Observatory

      8 to 12 September 2004
      Ashland, Oregon

      Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations and
      posters at the joint annual meetings of Western Field
      Ornithologists, Western Bird Banding Association, and
      Oregon Field Ornithologists, to be held 8-12 September 2004
      in Ashland, Oregon. Papers and posters presented at other
      conferences will be considered, provided that the material
      has not already been published in full manuscript form.
      Authors are responsible for ensuring that their text is
      accurate and professionally concise.

      Oral and poster presentations should reflect original
      research or summarize existing unpublished information, and
      should be presented in a manner that will be of interest to
      serious amateur field ornithologists. Talks and posters
      relating to the following special themes of the 2004 meeting
      are especially solicited:

      * Ecology, population biology, and conservation of the
      birds of Oregon and neighboring portions of California,
      Nevada, Washington, and Idaho, and their associated
      ecoregions (Columbia Plateau, Blue Mountains & Northern
      Basin & Range, Cascades & Klamath Mountains, Puget
      Trough & Willamette Valley, Northwest Coastal Forest,
      Pacific Ocean Marine)

      * Identification, status and distribution, and taxonomy of
      hybrid and intergrade bird populations found in Oregon
      and elsewhere in western North America

      Talks and posters relating to the following, more general,
      themes are also solicited:

      * Systematics and biogeography of the birds of the Pacific
      Coast region, the North American interior (including
      Mexico), and the interface between the two

      * New information on field identification problems
      relevant to the birds of western North America and the
      eastern Pacific Ocean

      * Techniques for field study of birds, including
      censusing, monitoring, and other methods; results of
      studies applying such techniques

      All talks and posters should do the following: identify
      study objectives; describe study methods and data analysis;
      discuss the significance of the research; and propose future
      research directions.

      We expect to allot 15 minutes per oral presentation, which
      should include 3 minutes for questions and discussion.
      Dialogue between presenters and audience is a hallmark of
      all meetings of WFO and its partners.

      Posters should fit within a width of six feet. Graphic
      materials, tables, and illustrations should be as simple as
      possible. Sequence the viewing of the poster with arrows,
      letters, or numbers so as to be self-explanatory. Text,
      graphics, and illustrations should be readable from a
      distance of at least four feet. Poster presenters are
      expected to be available for extensive discussion with
      meeting participants.

      An abstract of your presentation or poster should be
      submitted electronically to Ted Floyd <tedfloyd@...>.
      Please note that all queries and submissions must be via
      e-mail. All abstracts must be received by 10 August 2004
      and should be submitted in exactly the following format:

      * YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME. Your affiliation (if
      any), complete mailing address, e-mail address. Title of
      your talk. Brief (300 word maximum) summary of the
      objectives, methods, results, significance, and
      generality of your study.

      For more information about the meeting, visit the WFO web
      site at <www.wfo-cbrc.org>.

      We look forward to seeing you in Ashland!

      Gjon C. Hazard
      Encinitas, California

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