These proceedings are from the The 4th International Partners in Flight (PIF) Conference, which was held at the McAllen Convention Center, in McAllen, Texas, on 13–16 February 2008. The theme of the conference - Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Bird, Habitats and People - was also the theme of International Migratory Bird Day for 2008. Nearly 700 people attended the conference, with over 100 participants representing countries other than the U.S. There were nearly 500 oral and poster presentations among the conference’s 39 pre-planned sessions.
These proceedings consist of papers contributed from authors who wished to further develop their content. The editors view these proceedings as a unique tool for sharing information that may not always lend itself to publication in the traditional ornithological literature. All papers were reviewed by at least one editor and by at least one other peer to ensure quality. Because not all aspects of the original program are represented by written contributions to this proceedings, logical organization of contributed papers herein differs somewhat from that of the conference.
Table of Contents:
- Needs Assessment
- Basic Biology
- Bird Communities
- Anthropogenic Impacts
- Wind Energy Development, Prescribed Fire and Migratory Land Birds in the Southeastern United States (pgs. 184-193)
- Potential Impacts of Wind Farm Energy Development on Upland Game Birds: Questions and Concerns (pgs. 179-183)
- Towers, Turbines, Power Lines, and Buildings - Steps Being Taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Avoid or Minimize Take of Migratory Birds at these Structures (pgs. 262-272)
- Decision Support Tools
- Education, Communication, and Outreach
- Project Implementation
- Response to Habitat Changes