Western Field Ornithologists' 34th annual meeting will be held in
Boise, Idaho, September 10-13, 2009. Papers are now being solicited
for presentation at the meeting.
As in past years, papers should reflect original research or
summarize existing unpublished information about birds in western
North America, including YOUR area. The papers should be presented
in a manner that will be of interest to serious amateur and
professional field ornithologists. Fifteen minutes is allotted for
each presentation, including time allotted to questions from
and discussion with the audience -- a hallmark of WFO meetings.
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
• Descriptive field identification
• 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
Abstracts are being accepted NOW. Abstracts must be in a specific
format, which you can read at
Abstracts will be reviewed, and program time awarded, in the order
that abstracts are received.
Apologies to those who receive multiple copies of this Call. If for
any reason you cannot read the pdf mentioned above, contact me and
I'll paste it into a return message.
More information about the Boise meeting will soon be posted at
and you can join WFO at
See you in Boise!
Debbie Van Dooremolen
Las Vegas, NV