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General Technical Report

Title: Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference. 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California, Volume 1 and 2.

Author: Ralph, C. John; Rich, Terrell D., editors

Date: 2005

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 1296 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-191

Description: These two volumes contain in part papers presented at the Third International Partners in Flight Conference: A Workshop on Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration, which was held 20-24 March 2002 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California. The conference gathered together researchers, educators, foresters, monitoring specialists, planners, and land managers to discuss the past, present, and future directions of conservation, land planning, and research for birds in North and South America, with a primary focus on landbirds. The papers in these volumes represent a broad array of subjects, including management planning, conservation, educational outreach programs, ornithological research, research methodologies, along with the some of the newest technologies for research and dissemination of information.

Key Words: bird populations, conservation, planning, monitoring, education, management, ecology, migration

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Volume 1

Bird Initiative Conservation Planning and Plan Implementation

Setting Population-based Objectives for Conservation

Biological Objectives for Bird Populations 114 KB
Jonathan Bart, Mark Koneff, Steve Wendt
Setting Numerical Population Objectives for Priority Landbird Species 309 KB
Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Peter J. Blancher

Measuring the Success of Conservation Plan Implementation

Grassland Bird Conservation Efforts in Missouri and Iowa: How Will We Measure Success? 157 KB
Brad Jacobs, Rolf R. Koford, Frank R. Thompson, III, Hope Woodward, Mike Hubbard, Jane A. Fitzgerald, James R. Herkert

Planning of Conservation Actions

Integrated Migratory Bird Planning in a Corps of Engineers' Irrigation Project, Bayou Meto, Arkansas 265 KB
Allan J. Mueller, Hayley M. Dikeman, Thomas L. Edwards, Robert S. Holbrook, Karen L. Rowe
Alternative Futures for Landscapes in the Upper San Pedro River Basin of Arizona and Sonora 192 KB
Carl Steinitz, Robert Anderson, Hector Arias, Scott Bassett, Michael Flaxman, Tomas Goode, Thomas Maddock III, David Mouat, Robert Peiser, Allan Shearer
Predicting Bird Response to Alternative Management Scenarios on a Ranch in Campeche, México 152 KB
Paul A. Wood, Deanna K. Dawson, John R. Sauer, Marcia H. Wilson

Pacific Coast - Mexico to Alaska

Integrated Bird Conservation along the Pacific Coast of North America: An Action Agenda 147 KB
Gregg Elliott, Bob Altman, Wendy Easton, Ricardo Estrella, Geoffrey Geupel, Mary Chase, Ellie Cohen, Ann Chrisney
Seabird Conservation Planning in the Pacific Region 125 KB
Kyra L. Mills, Maura Naughton, Gregg Elliott
Breeding Double-crested Cormorants and Wading Birds on Isla Alcatraz, Sonora, México 108 KB
Jennifer N. Duberstein, Virginia Jimenez-Serrania, Tad A. Pfister, Kirsten E. Lindquist, Lorayne Meltzer
Current Monitoring and Management of Tricolored Blackbirds 922 KB
Roy Churchwell, Geoffrey R. Geupel, William J. Hamilton III, Debra Schlafmann

Interior Western US, Western Canada and Mexico

Bird Conservation Planning and Implementation in Canada's Intermountain Region 102 KB
Ilia Hartasanchez, Krista De Groot, Andre Breault, Rob W. Butler

Midwestern US and Prairie Canada

Delineating Focus Areas for Bird Conservation in the Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation Region 564 KB
Jane A. Fitzgerald, C. Diane True, David D. Diamond, Troy Ettel, Laurel Moore, Timothy A. Nigh, Shawchyi Vorisek, Greg Wathen

Northeastern US and Eastern Canada

The New York State Bird Conservation Area (BCA) Program: A Model for the United States 172 KB
M. F. Burger, D. J. Adams, T. Post, L. Sommers, B. Swift
Integrated Migratory Bird Planning in the Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Plain Bird Conservation Region 5.6 MB
Chuck Hayes, Andrew Milliken, Randy Dettmers, Kevin Loftus, Brigitte Collins, Isabelle Ringuet

Southeastern US, Carribean, Eastern Mexico

Integration of Bird Conservation Actions-Projects, Management, Outreach, Education, Research and Monitoring

Broadleaf Forests

Birds in a Developing Area: The Need for Habitat Protection at the Landscape Scale 1.4 MB
Jane A. Fitzgerald, Jonathan Bart, Harold D. Brown, Kathy Lee
Is Management for Golden-winged Warblers and Cerulean Warblers Compatible? 225 KB
Paul B. Hamel, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, David A. Buehler
Early Impacts of Residential Development on Wood Thrushes in an Urbanizing Forest 522 KB
L. E. Friesen, E. D. Cheskey, M. D. Cadman, V. E. Martin, R. J. MacKay

Coniferous Forests

Forest Management Under Uncertainty for Multiple Bird Population Objectives 323 KB
Clinton T. Moore, W. Todd Plummer, Michael J. Conroy
Restoring High Priority Habitats for Birds: Aspen and Pine in the Interior West 3.7 MB
Rex Sallabanks, Nils D. Christoffersen, Whitney W. Weatherford, Ralph Anderson
Monitoring for Adaptive Management in Coniferous Forests of the Northern Rockies 141 KB
Jock S. Young, John R. Hoffland, Richard L. Hutto

Coast and Estuaries

Partnerships to Deliver Bird Conservation along the Gulf Coast 117 KB
Cecilia M. Riley, Greg Esslinger, Barry Wilson
Coastal Forests of the Gulf of Mexico: A Description and Some Thoughts on Their Conservation 334 KB
W. C. Barrow, L. A. Johnson Randall, M. S. Woodrey, J. Cox, E. Ruelas I., C. M. Riley, R. B. Hamilton, C. Eberly


Monitoring as a Means to Focus Research and Conservation - The Grassland Bird Monitoring Example 336 KB
Brenda Dale, Michael Norton, Constance Downes, Brian Collins
Abundance of Grassland Sparrows on Reclaimed Surface Mines in Western Pennsylvania KB
Jennifer A. Mattice, Daniel W. Brauning, Duane R. Diefenbach
The Distribution and Abundance of Obligate Grassland Birds Breeding in New England and New York 1.4 MB
W. Gregory Shriver, Andrea L. Jones, Peter D. Vickery, Andrew Weik, Jeffrey Wells
Status and Conservation of the Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) in Argentina 201 KB
Adrian S. Di Giacomo, Alejandro G. Di Giacomo, Julio R. Contreras


A Preliminary Study of Riparian Songbirds in Costa Rica, with Emphasis on Wintering Louisiana Waterthrushes 345 KB
Terry L. Master, Robert S. Mulvihill, Robert C. Leberman, Julio Sanchez, Ernesto Carmen
Riparian Bird Population Monitoring in Utah, 1992-2001 331 KB
Russell E. Norvell, Frank P. Howe, Jimmie R. Parrish
Distribution and Habitat Use of Swainson's Warblers in Eastern and Northern Arkansas 299 KB
James C. Bednarz, Petra Stiller-Krehel, Brian Cannon


Conservation of Priority Birds in Sagebrush Ecosystems 962 KB
Terrell D. Rich, Michael J. Wisdom, Victoria A. Saab
Occurrence and Density of Breeding Passerine Birds in Shrubland Habitats in Utah 96 KB
Jimmie R. Parrish, Dan A. Roberts, Frank P. Howe
Two Decades of Change in a Coastal Scrub Community: Songbird Responses to Plant Succession 127 KB
Mary K. Chase, Aaron L. Holmes, Thomas Gardali, Grant Ballard, Geoffrey R. Geupel, Nadav Nur
Diversity Patterns in the Terrestrial Avifauna of the Salton Sea 219 KB
Mark B. Mendelsohn, William I. Boarman, Robert N. Fisher

Desert and Mountain Islands

Community-based Restoration of Desert Wetlands: The Case of the Colorado River Delta 442 KB
Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Mark Briggs, Yamilett Carrillo-Guerroro, Edward P. Glenn, Miriam Lara-Flores, Martha Roman-Rodriguez
Timing of Hummingbird Migration in Southeastern Arizona: Implications for Conservation 200 KB
Susan M. Wethington, Stephen M. Russell, George C. West

Volume 2


Addressing Conservation Needs of Birds during their Migration

Addressing Conservation Needs of Birds During the Migratory Period: Problems and Issues 101 KB
Mark S. Woodrey, Dean Demarest, Ernesto Ruela Inzunza
Stopover Ecology of Neotropical Migrants in Central Veracruz, Mexico 1.6 MB
Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza, Stephen W. Hoffman, Laurie J. Goodrich
Problems Associated with Pooling Mark-Recapture Data Prior to Estimating Stopover Length for Migratory Passerines 187 KB
Sara R. Morris, Erica M. Turner, David A. Liebner, Amanda M. Larracuente, H. David Sheets
Understanding the Stopover of Migratory Birds: A Scale Dependent Approach 473 KB
Frank R. Moore, Mark S. Woodrey, Jeffrey J. Buler, Stefan Woltmann, Ted R. Simons

Networks for Monitoring Landbird Migration

Monitoring Bird Migration in the Caribbean Basin: Multi-national Cooperation Can Close the Loop 163 KB
Paul B. Hamel, Cecilia M. Riley, W. C. Hunter, Mark S. Woodrey

New Methods of Analysis, Archiving and Data Taking

Advances in Statistical Analysis

Advances in Statistics 64 KB
Howard Stauffer, Nadav Nur
Statistical Approaches to the Analysis of Point Count Data: A Little Extra Information Can Go a Long Way 187 KB
George L. Farnsworth, James D. Nichols, John R. Sauer, Steven G. Fancy, Kenneth H. Pollock, Susan A. Shriner, Theodore R. Simons
Hierarchical Models and Bayesian Analysis of Bird Survey Information 241 KB
John R. Sauer, William A. Link, J. Andrew Royle
Improving the Breeding Bird Survey 195 KB
Jonathan Bart, Joseph B. Buchanan, Bob Altman
Detection Ratios of Riparian Songbirds 163 KB
Susan L. Earnst, Jeannie Heltzel

Formulating Management Strategies by Modeling Demographic Parameters

Approaches for the Direct Estimation of Rate of Increase in Population Size (λ) Using Capture-Recapture Data 189 KB
James D. Nichols, T. Scott Sillett, James E. Hines, Richard T. Holmes

Advances in Surveys and Monitoring

An Overview of a Landbird Monitoring Program at Tortuguero, on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica 345 KB
C. John Ralph, Margaret J. Widdowson, Robert I. Frey, Pablo A. Herrera, Brian P. O'Donnell
Singing Rate and Detection Probability: An Example from the Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo belli pusillus) 428 KB
Thomas A. Scott, Pey-Yi Lee, Gregory C. Greene, D. Archibald McCallum
Shorebird Habitat Availability Assessment of Agricultural Fields Using a Digital Aerial Video System 295 KB
Clinton W. Jeske, Scott Wilson, Paul C. Chadwick, Wylie Barrow
Radar Ornithology and the Conservation of Migratory Birds 1.8 MB
Sidney A. Gauthreaux, Carroll G. Belser

Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring

The Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring (PRISM) 234 KB
Jonathan Bart, Brad Andres, Stephen Brown, Garry Donaldson, Brian Harrington, Vicky Johnston, Stephanie Jones, Guy Morrison, Susan Skagen
Preparation of Regional Shorebird Monitoring Plans 296 KB
Jonathan Bart, Ann Manning, Susan Thomas, Catherine Wightman
Methods for Shorebird Surveys in the Arctic 423 KB
Jonathan Bart, Susan L. Earnst

Regional Monitoring Programs

Introduction - Regional Monitoring Programs 94 KB
Richard L. Hutto, C. John Ralph
MoSI (Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal): Assessing Habitat-Specific Overwintering Survival of Neotropical Migratory Landbirds 207 KB
David F. DeSante, T. Scott Sillett, Rodney B. Siegel, James F. Saracco, Claudia A. Romo de Vivar Alvarez, Salvadora Morales, Alexis Cerezo, Danielle R. Kaschube, Manuel Grosselet, Borja Mila
Monitoring Puerto Rican Avifauna Using Roadside Surveys 938 KB
Keith L. Pardieck, Bruce G. Peterjohn
Regional Breeding Bird Monitoring in Western Great Lakes National Forests 203 KB
JoAnn Hanowski, Jim Lind, Nick Danz, Gerald Niemi, Tim Jones

Monitoring and Research Programs for the 21st Century

Small-scale Monitoring - Can it be Integrated with Large-scale Programs? 130 KB
C. M. Downes, J. Bart, B. T. Collins, B. Craig, B. Dale, E. H. Dunn, C. M. Francis, S. Woodley, P. Zorn
The Challenges of Standardizing Colonial Waterbird Survey Protocols - What is Working? What is Not? 81 KB
Melanie Steinkamp, Peter Frederick, Katharine Parsons, Harry Carter, Mike Parker
New Opportunities for Bird Conservation Research 169 KB
Ellen Paul, Robert J. Cooper

Using the Internet for Bird Monitoring Projects and Information Distribution

Integrated Bird Conservaton Web Site in the United States 83 KB
Roxanne Bogart, Chris Eberly, Elizabeth Martin

Outside Factors Affecting Bird Populations

Anthropogenic Causes of Bird Mortality

A Summary and Comparison of Bird Mortality from Anthropogenic Causes with an Emphasis on Collisions 257 KB
Wallace P. Erickson, Gregory D. Johnson, David P. Young, Jr.

Fire and Avian Ecology of North America

Relationships of Fire Ecology and Avian Communities in North America 341 KB
Victoria A. Saab, Natasha B. Kotliar, William M. Block
Influence of Fire and Other Anthropogenic Practices on Grassland and Shrubland Birds in New England 163 KB
Peter D. Vickery, Benjamin Zuckerburg, Andrea L. Jones, W. Gregory Shriver, Andrew P. Weik
Fire on the Mountain: Birds and Burns in the Rocky Mountains 94 KB
Natasha B. Kotliar, Victoria A. Saab, Richard L. Hutto
Response of Birds to Fire in the American Southwest 349 KB
Carl E. Bock, William M. Block

Changing Climate and Bird Conservation

A Review of Climate Change Impacts on Birds 93 KB
Robert W. Butler, William Taylor
The Impact of Climatic Change on Wild Animals and Plants: A Meta-Analysis 119 KB
Terry L. Root, Jeff T. Price, Kimberly R. Hall, Stephen H. Schneider, Cynthia Rosenzweig, J. Alan Pounds
Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Potential Losses of Intertidal Habitat for Shorebirds 106 KB
H. Galbraith, R. Jones, R. Park, J. Clough, S. Herrod-Julius, B. Harrington, G. Page

Other Factors Affecting Birds

Conservation Implementation at all Levels

Bird Conservation in Practice: Strategies for Multiple Species and Scales

Current Threats to the Lake Texcoco Globally Important Bird Area 216 KB
Jose L. Alcantara, Patricia Escalante Pliego

Integrating Bird Objectives into Federal Land Use Plans

Integrating Bird-Habitat Modeling into National Forest Planning for Bird Conservation in the Southern Appalachians 176 KB
David A. Buehler, Eric T. Linder, Kathleen E. Franzreb, Nathan A. Klaus, Randy Dettmers, John G. Bartlett

Private Lands Programs

A Stewardship Approach to Grassland Bird Habitat Conservation in Saskatchewan, Canada 96 KB
Stephen K. Davis, Bob Springer, Jennifer Lohmeyer, Lesley Hall, Tom Harrison

Using Geospatial Information and Models in Regional Bird Conservation Planning

Planning for Bird Conservation: A Tale of Two Models 177 KB
Douglas H. Johnson, Maiken Winter
Natural Resource Assessment and Decision Support Tools for Bird Conservation Planning 439 KB
Carl E. Korschgen, Melinda G. Knutson, Timothy J. Fox, Leslie Holland-Bartels, Henry C. Dehaan, Charles H. Theiling, Jason J. Rohweder, Kevin Kenow, Linda E. Leake, Tom Will
Use of Survey Data to Define Regional and Local Priorities for Management on National Wildlife Refuges 246 KB
John R. Sauer, Jennifer Casey, Harold Laskowski, Jan D. Taylor, Jane Fallon

Using Important Bird Areas to Conserve Critical Bird Habitat

Priority Setting for Bird Conservation in Mexico: The Role of the Important Bird Areas Program 214 KB
Ma. del Coro Arizmendi, Laura Marquez Valdelamar, Humberto Berlanga


Ralph, C. John; Rich, Terrell D., editors 2005. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference. 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California, Volume 1 and 2 Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 1296 p.