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Western Field Ornithology 2024 Conference: Call for Science Papers

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Call for Papers for the 48th Annual Conference of Western Field Ornithologists

Abstracts are being accepted for scientific presentations at the 48th Annual Conference of
Western Field Ornithologists, to be held 9
13
October 2024. This year’s convention will take place at The Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego, California. Science sessions are

always
one of the highlights of WFO’s conferences, and this year’s sessions
will be held on the afternoons of 11 and 12 October (Friday and
Saturday).

Oral
presentations should reflect original research or summarize existing
unpublished information, and
should be presented in a manner that will interest both serious amateur
and professional field ornithologists. All researchers, including
students, are encouraged to present.

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; and 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.
Oral presentations will be allotted 15 minutes, including 3 minutes for
questions and discussion.
We expect to have sufficient time in the schedule for 15 presentations.

Please submit an abstract of your presentation electronically to Dan Ruthrauff at
druthrauff@… no later
than
15 August 2024, following this format (all in Times New Roman, 10-point font):

YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME1 and (if applicable) CO-AUTHOR FIRST NAME, CO-AUTHOR LAST NAME2 [all caps].
Title of your talk. 1Your affiliation and/or sponsoring organization(s), if any, complete mailing address;
e-mail address [all in italics]. 2Co-author affiliation and/or sponsoring organization(s), if different, complete mailing address, if different;
e-mail address [all in italics].

Brief
(300-word maximum) summary of the objectives, methods, results,
significance, and broader applicability of your study (Times, 10-point
type).

Use superscripts only if coauthors have different contact information. Also, please include a brief (60-word
maximum) bio for the presenting
author.
Presenters need not be members of WFO, but they must register for the conference (at least for one day).

Student
presenters: the WFO is accepting applications for scholarships for the
conference. More information on scholarships and research grants, and
how to apply, can be found at

https://westernfieldornithologists.org/about/students/scholarships/
.

Contact Dan Ruthrauff with any questions, and please visit the WFO website at
https://westernfieldornithologists.org/conference/
for more information about the conference.

Char Glacy

San Diego, California