Western Field Ornithologists, meeting info and call for papers extension
- 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
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
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research or summarize existing unpublished information, and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
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
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
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