STRATEGIES FOR BIRD CONSERVATION:
THE PARTNERS IN FLIGHT PLANNING PROCESS

Rick Bonney, David N. Pashley, Robert J. Cooper, and Larry Niles, Editors

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This web site is the electronic proceedings of the 1995 Partners in Flight (PIF) International Workshop, “Partners in Flight Conservation Plan: Building Consensus for Action.” Please cite this publication as: Bonney, Rick, David N. Pashley, Robert J. Cooper, and Larry Niles, eds. 1999. Strategies for Bird Conservation: The Partners in Flight Planning Process. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. <http://birds.cornell.edu/pifcapemay>

PREFACE

THE MISSISSIPPI ALLUVIAL VALLEY: A CASE STUDY IN BIRD CONSERVATION PLANNING

Introduction
    David N. Pashley

The Ecological Basis for the Conservation of Migratory Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
    Cynthia R. Brown, Charles Baxter, and David N. Pashley

Development of Management Objectives for Waterfowl and Shorebirds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
    Charles R. Loesch, Daniel J. Twedt, Kimberly Tripp, William C. Hunter,
    and Mark S. Woodrey

Development of Management Objectives for Breeding Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
    Allan J. Mueller, Daniel J. Twedt, and Charles R. Loesch

An Evaluation Strategy for Conservation Goals in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
    Daniel J. Twedt, Paul B. Hamel, Robert J. Cooper, and Mark S. Woodrey

SETTING CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES:  PRINCIPLES

Introduction
    David N. Pashley

Setting Conservation Priorities for Landbirds in the United States: the Partners in Flight Approach
    Michael F. Carter, William C. Hunter, David N. Pashley, and Kenneth V. Rosenberg

Global Perspectives on Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation in the Northeast: Long-term Responsibility vs. Immediate Concern
    Kenneth V. Rosenberg and Jeffrey V. Wells

Designation of Conservation Planning Units
    Emily Jo Williams and David N. Pashley

Multi-Resource and Multi-scale Approaches for Meeting the Challenge of Managing Multiple Species
    Frank R. Thompson, III, Deborah M. Finch, John R. Probst, Glen D. Gaines,
    and David S. Dobkin

Setting Local and Regional Objectives for the Persistence of Bird Populations
    Therese M. Donovan, Kathryn E. Freemark, Brian A. Maurer, Lisa J. Petit,  
    Scott K. Robinson, and Victoria A. Saab

Population and Habitat Viability Assessments for Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black- capped Vireos: Usefulness to Partners in Flight Conservation Planning
    Carol J. Beardmore and Jeff S. Hatfield

An Adaptive Approach to Habitat Management for Migratory Birds in the Southeastern United States
    Michael J. Conroy


SETTING CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES:  APPLICATIONS

Introduction
   David N. Pashley

Grassland Birds: An Overview of Threats and Recommended Management Strategies
    Peter D. Vickery, James R. Herkert, Fritz L. Knopf, Janet Ruth,
    and Cherry E. Keller

Conservation Planning in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States: Integration Between an Existing Waterfowl Plan and an Emerging Non-game Bird Model
    David N. Pashley and Rick Warhurst

Managing Wetlands for Waterbirds: How Managers Can Make A Difference in Improving Habitat to Support a North American Bird Conservation Plan
    R. Michael Erwin, Murray K. Laubhan, John E. Cornely, and Dana Bradshaw

Conservation Priorities in Naturally Fragmented and Human-altered Riparian Habitats of the Arid West
    David J. Krueper

Management Strategies for the Conservation of Forest Birds
    Kathleen E. Franzreb, Deborah M. Finch, Petra Bohall Wood, and David E. Capen

A Strategy for Maintaining Healthy Populations of Western Coniferous Forest Birds
    Sallie J. Hejl

Bird Conservation Planning in the Interior Low Plateaus
    Robert P. Ford and Michael D. Roedel

POPULATION AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT: 
MONITORING BIRD POPULATIONS OVER LARGE AREAS

Introduction
    John R. Sauer and Robert J. Cooper

Statistical Considerations in Monitoring Birds Over Large Areas
    Douglas H. Johnson

Monitoring is Not Enough: On the Need for a Model-based Approach to Migratory Bird Management
    James D. Nichols

Combining Information from Monitoring Programs: Complications Associated With Indices and Geographic Scale
    John R. Sauer

An Overview of The Canadian Landbird Monitoring Strategy
    C. M. Downes

Conservation Planning and Monitoring Avian Habitat
    Daniel J. Twedt and Charles R. Loesch

Lying in Wait for Partners in Flight: Some Experiences Monitoring Birds in Southeastern Bottomlands
    Paul B. Hamel, Norman L. Brunswig, Michael R. Dawson, and Mike Staten

D.C. Birdscape: A Program for Monitoring Neotropical Migratory Birds in Washington, D. C.
    John R. Sauer, John Hadidian, Sam Droege, Paul Handly,
    Carolyn Williams, Chris Swarth, George Didden, and Jane Huff

Boreal Partners in Flight: Working Together to Build a Regional Research and Monitoring Program
    Colleen M. Handel

Acoustic Monitoring of Night-Migrating Birds: A Progress Report
    William R. Evans and Kenneth V. Rosenberg


POPULATION AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT: 
DEMOGRAPHIC APPROACHES

Introduction
    Robert J. Cooper and Nadav Nur

Patterns of Productivity and Survivorship from the MAPS Program
    David F. DeSante

Monitoring Survival Rates of Landbirds at Varying Spatial Scales: An Application of the MAPS Program
    Daniel K. Rosenberg, David F. DeSante, and James E. Hines

The Use of Constant-effort Mist-netting to Monitor Demographic Processes in Passerine Birds: Annual Variation in Survival, Productivity, and Floaters
    Nadav Nur, Geoffrey R. Guepel, and Grant Ballard

Estimating Survival of Neotropical-Nearctic Migratory Birds: Are They Dead or Just Dispersed?
    Matthew R. Marshall, R. Randy Wilson, and Robert J. Cooper

The Value of Monitoring Demographic Parameters and Associated Habitat: The BBIRD Program
    Courtney J. Conway and Thomas E. Martin

Using BBIRD Methodology in a Logistically Constrained Study
    Sallie J. Hejl and Jennifer A. Holmes

Demographic Monitoring of Migratory Bird Populations: The Importance of Parameter Estimation Using Marked Individuals
    Thomas W. Sherry and Richard T. Holmes

Answering Questions in Management and Research Using Large-Scale Manipulative Experiments
    Robert J. Cooper, George A. Gale, and Leonard A. Brennan

Conservation Insights from Demographic Studies of Migratory Songbirds in the American Midwest
    Scott K. Robinson and Solon F. Morse

POPULATION AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT: USING VOLUNTEERS

Introduction
    Rick Bonney and Gregory S. Butcher

The Lake Ontario Migratory Songbird Study: A Case Study of the Challenges and Rewards of Using Volunteers in Ornithological Research
    Kris Agard West

Project Tanager: The Development of a Large-scale Volunteer-based Research Project
    S. K. Gregory, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, André A. Dhondt, Gail P. Senesac,
   James D. Lowe, and Diane L. Tessaglia-Hymes

Volunteers and Training in MAPS
    Kenneth M. Burton and David F. DeSante

Successful Use of Volunteer Birders Conducting Point Counts of Migratory Birds on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
    Eric Nelson and Carol Damberg

Focusing Close to Home: Building Volunteer Efforts in a Small Town
    Linda Siebert

A Semester of Birds
   
Judi Falk


DEVELOPING SUPPORT: 
EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Introduction
    Rick Bonney and Ron Rohrbaugh

A Bird in the Hand is Best
    Katy Duffy

One Bird—Two Habitats: A Model Process for Developing an Education Program on Neotropical Migratory Birds
    Susan C. Gilchrist and Darrel F. Covell

Economics of Open Space Conservation
    Paul Kerlinger

The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: A Tool For Avitourism
    Madge Lindsay

 

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