Sorry for the repeat. I was informed that some folks had difficulty
reading the first version of this...
I'm forwarding this announcement for Jay. Hope to see you all in Colorado!
Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) is now accepting abstracts for the
scientific paper sessions at this year’s meeting, to be held in Boulder,
Colorado, 21 to 24 September 2006.
See the formal Call for Papers pasted in below (which can also be
downloaded from the WFO website, http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/)
WFO meetings are THE forum where professional ornithologists, amateur field
ornithologists, and active birders mingle, learn from one another, and help
advance our collective knowledge and appreciation of the avifauna of
western North America.
This year’s WFO meeting will feature the usual terrific lineup of field
trips, workshops, scientific paper sessions, and expert panels … plus great
camaraderie, beautiful scenery, and superb birding. If you haven’t
attended a WFO meeting before, I urge you to give it a try!
Look for full conference information soon on the WFO website
. In the meantime, anyone interested in
presenting research results in our paper sessions, see the information
below, and be in touch with me soon.
I look forward to seeing you in Boulder,
Jay Withgott, WFO Board
Call for Papers
Western Field Ornithologists -- 31st Annual Meeting
21 to 24 September 2006
Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations at the 31st annual
meeting of Western Field Ornithologists, to be held 21 to 24 September 2006
in Boulder, Colorado.
Oral presentations should reflect original research or summarize existing
unpublished information, and should be presented in a manner that will be
of interest to professional and serious amateur field ornithologists.
Papers presented at other conferences will be considered, provided that the
material has not already been published in full manuscript form.
Talks relating to the following themes are solicited:
> Status, distribution, migration, and population dynamics of birds
> Systematics and biogeography of birds
> Ecology, behavior, and evolution of birds
> New information on avian field identification problems
> Science-based conservation and management of birds
> Techniques for field study of birds, including censusing,
monitoring, and other methods. Results of studies applying such techniques.
Research described should apply to birds of the WFO region: western North
America (from Alaska through Mexico, and the Great Plains to the Pacific
coast) and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
All talks should identify study objectives, describe methods and data
analysis, present results, discuss the significance of the research, and
propose future research directions.
We expect to allot 15 minutes per oral presentation, including 3 minutes
for questions and discussion. Dialogue between presenters and audience is
a hallmark of WFO meetings.
An abstract of your presentation should be submitted electronically to Jay
>. All queries and submissions must be via
e-mail. All abstracts must be received by 30 June 2005 and should be
submitted in exactly the following format:
> YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME, CO-AUTHOR NAMES. Your affiliation
and/or sponsoring organization(s), 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.
We look forward to seeing you in Boulder!
Gjon C. Hazard
Sr. Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
6010 Hidden Valley Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011 USA
A post from Gjon Hazard, not an official post of the USFWS.