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Midwest Partners Convene to Improve Monitoring for Bird Conservation
Midwest Region, August 2, 2011
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Dr. Todd Jones-Farrand addresses conference goers about the importance of monitoring bird demographics to evaluate our conservation practices.
Dr. Todd Jones-Farrand addresses conference goers about the importance of monitoring bird demographics to evaluate our conservation practices. - Photo Credit: Katie Koch
2011 Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Conference at the Illinois Beach State Park.
2011 Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Conference at the Illinois Beach State Park. - Photo Credit: Katie Koch
The Black and White Warbler (Mniotilta varia) was the ambassador to the conference.
The Black and White Warbler (Mniotilta varia) was the ambassador to the conference. - Photo Credit: Jeff Koch

For the first time ever, over 75 participants convened in one location to advance Midwest bird conservation through focused, strategic bird monitoring partnerships. During the 2011 Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Conference (August 2-4, 2011), we were enthralled by inspiring plenary speakers, focused on high priority bird monitoring needs during concurrent breakout sessions, unveiled the Midwest Avian Data Center (a state-of-the-art bird data management and conservation decicion support system), and learned of ongoing research through the scientific poster session. Partners from throughout the Midwest region (and beyond) engaged in additional networking opportunities to share knowledge, access the best available science, collaborate to solve shared bird conservation challenges, and swap tales from the field.


Contact Info: Katie Koch, 906-226-1249, katie_koch@fws.gov



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