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.
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