Hummingbird Conservation Symposium (S01) and Western Hummingbird Project Workshop

Organizers: Susan Wethington, Hummingbird Monitoring Network; Diana L. Craig, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region; and Cheryl Carrothers, USFS Pacific Southwest Region

Synopsis: The US Forest Service (FS) and the Hummingbird Monitoring Network (HMN) are working together to develop and implement the Western Hummingbird Project (WHP), which will address hummingbird conservation issues in western North America. This program will build international partnerships and collaborations with FS regions across the west, non-profit organizations, universities and other governmental agencies at federal and state levels. The conservation programs developed will include habitat restoration and enhancement, monitoring, research, and education/outreach. The WHP workshop will provide a forum for focused discussions on issues related to hummingbird conservation. It will create a common understanding about the state of knowledge and conservation of hummingbirds, identify gaps in our knowledge, and develop recommendations for key actions and projects that will best use the available resources to advance hummingbird conservation issues.

Hummingbird Conservation Symposium (S01)

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:30am – 12:30pm

Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85711-4198, Tel: 1-520-881-4200 Fax: 1-520-323-5225

The Hummingbird Conservation Symposium will focus on creating a common understanding of the state of knowledge and conservation of hummingbirds.

You may click on the title of each presentation in the schedule to show its abstract.

Please note that the Hummingbird Conservation Symposium presentation time slots are non-standard. As such, they are only correct on this page. Clicking a presentations abstract will show a different and incorrect presentation time., Again, this page shows the correct schedule of presentations.

7:30 AM
Check-in and registration

8:00 AM
Introduction

8:10 AM
Altshuler, D L; Witt, C C; Dudley, R; McGuire, J A; ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF HUMMINGBIRDS: BIOGEOGRAPHY AND ADAPTATIONS TO LIFE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS (Abstract ID:5122)

8:30 AM
Ernest, H B; CONSERVATION GENETICS OF HUMMINGBIRDS: STATE OF THE SCIENCE AND PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH (Abstract ID:5212)

8:50 AM
Powers, D R; HUMMINGBIRDS: ENERGY, WATER, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL DESIGN (Abstract ID:5190)

9:10 AM
Arizmendi, M C; Rodriguez-Flores, C; FEEDING ECOLOGY AND FORAGING STRATEGIES IN MEXICAN HUMMINGBIRDS. (Abstract ID:5128)

9:30 AM
Waser, N M; HUMMINGBIRDS AND THEIR FLOWERS: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION (Abstract ID:5182)

9:50 AM
Greeney, H F; BREEDING BIOLOGY OF HUMMINGBIRDS: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE DON'T (Abstract ID:5200)

10:10 AM
Break

10:30 AM
Wethington, S M; HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION: A REVIEW OF MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND MECHANISMS (Abstract ID:5179)

10:50 AM
Contreras-Martínez, S; Santana-Castellón, E; Schondube-F, J; Verdugo-Munguia, H; DYNAMICS OF OVER-WINTERING POPULATIONS OF HUMMINGBIRDS IN MEXICO: A SUMMARY AND CURRENT RESEARCH FROM JALISCO (Abstract ID:5242)

11:10 AM
Moran, J; Other authors to be announced,; A STABLE ISOTOPE STUDY OF MIGRATORY CONNECTIVITY IN RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS (Abstract ID:5110)

11:30 AM
Tell, L A; Ernest, H B; DISEASES AND POPULATION HEALTH OF HUMMINGBIRDS: STATE OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH (Abstract ID:5214)

11:50 AM
Schondube, J E; GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMMINGBIRDS. (Abstract ID:5176)

12:10 PM
Craig, D L; Carrothers, C A; THE USFS AND CONSERVATION OF WESTERN HUMMINGBIRDS (Abstract ID:5159)

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Separate from COS 2009)

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Location to be provided with Hummingbird Project Workshop registration information (see below.).

Afternoon Breakout Sessions are the forum for small working groups to address seven conservation issues related to hummingbirds. These groups will meet to discuss the issue, identify gaps in our knowledge, and recommend key actions needed to address the conservation needs for western hummingbirds. Concurrent breakout sessions are:

  1. Population Trends / Coordinated Monitoring
    Explore the monitoring needs of hummingbirds given their unique ecology and physiology
  2. Phenology and climate change
    Investigate the effects of changing phenologies for hummingbirds and the plants that they pollinate / visit
  3. Effects of fire on hummingbird resources
    Investigate how fire histories and regimes can improve availability of nectar resources
  4. Hummingbird life history and habitat needs
    Despite popular and research appeal of hummingbirds, knowledge of their basic life history biology and habitat requirements have many fundamental gaps. Investigate these needs.
  5. Diversity, distribution and abundance patterns
    Investigate how these patterns can inform conservation efforts for hummingbirds
  6. Citizen science, Public outreach, and Environmental education
    Integrate conservation education with the conservation needs of hummingbirds
  7. Other Conservation Issues – primary threats, human impacts, energy issues, etc.
    Investigate conservation needs not addressed by the other sessions

Saturday Noon Summary Meeting (held in conjunction with the COS annual meeting)

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85711-4198, Tel: 1-520-881-4200 Fax: 1-520-323-5225

The Saturday Noon Summary Meetingwill be the opportunity for us to summarize the information gathered during the Thursday workshop.

Information/Registration

For more information or to register for parts of the Hummingbird Project Workshop not affiliated with COS 2009, please visit: http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S,M3,7a248fa3-8ae5-428a-8bed-c149b559bde7 or contact Susan Wethington.