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New Mexico Avian Conservation Partners Statewide Meeting

February 13, 2019

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

9:00 – 9:20 am Welcome and Overview of Tools Available to Help Partners Conserve Birds in New Mexico; Peggy Darr, Santa Fe County and NMACP Steering Committee Chair

Mini-Session: Bendire’s Thrasher, New Mexico’s Highest Scoring Species

9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Breeding Habitat Requirements of Bendire’s Thrasher; Martha Desmond, New Mexico State University

9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Bendire’s Thrasher Nest Survival and Juvenile Condition and Survival in Relation to Land Management in New Mexico; Allison Salas, New Mexico State University

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Range-wide Bendire’s Thrasher Surveys – Results from a Collaborative Conservation Effort; Corrie Borgman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Break: 10:20 – 10:30 a.m.

Mini-Session: Piñon-Juniper Woodlands

10:30 -10:50 a.m. NMACP Development of a Survey Protocol for Determining Bird Response to Piñon-Juniper Habitat Treatments throughout New Mexico; Peggy Darr, Santa Fe County and NMACP Steering Committee Chair

10:50 – 11:10 a.m. Pinyon Jay Comprehensive Conservation Strategy (Developed by the Multi-State Pinyon Jay Working Group); Kris Johnson, University of New Mexico

11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Piñon-Juniper Symposium Proceedings; Kris Johnson, University of New Mexico

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Avian Communities are Decreasing with Piñon Pine Mortality in the Southwest; Jeanne Fair, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lunch: 11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. **Bring Your Own**

Mini-Session: Ponderosa Pine Forests

12:20 – 12:40 p.m. Abundance, Distribution, and Habitat Relationships of Grace’s Warblers and Red-faced Warblers in Pine Forests of New Mexico; Kirsten Cruz-McDonnell, Envirological Services, Inc.

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bird Community Response to Fire and Forest Thinning in the Jemez Mountains; Katrina Hucks, Hawks Aloft, Inc.

Mini-Session: Grasslands

1:00 – 1:20 p.m. Scaled Quail Management in New Mexico; Scott Carleton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1:20 – 1:40 p.m. Fire and Grazing Impacts on Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Michael Whitson, Texas Tech University

1:40 – 2:00 p.m. A Full Annual-Cycle Conservation Plan for Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared and McCown’s Longspurs, and Baird’s Sparrow; Corrie Borgman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Break: 2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Mini-Session: Riparian Areas

2:10 – 2:30 p.m. Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Status and Monitoring in the Rio Grande Basin; Bureau of Reclamation

2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Habitat Use and Monitoring in the Rio Grande Basin; Bureau of Reclamation

2:50 – 3:10 p.m. Bird Community Response to Habitat Structure Changes in the Corrales Bosque; Gail Garber, Hawks Aloft, Inc.

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Changes in Avian Use in the Middle Rio Grande Bosque, 2004-2018; Trevor Fetz, Hawks Aloft, Inc.

Mini-Session: Integrating Bird Conservation and Wildfire Prevention

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Case Study: Integrating Bird Conservation and Wildfire Prevention in a Santa Fe Wildland Urban Interface; Peggy Darr, Santa Fe County and NMACP Steering Committee Chair

3:50 – 4:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session