5th International
Partners in Flight Conference and
Conservation Workshop

Advancing Bird Conservation Across the Americas
August 25 – August 28, 2013
Snowbird, Utah

About the Conference
Thank you for attending the 5th International Partners in Flight Conference! The Partners in Flight Conference brought the bird conservation community together to create a unified vision for full life cycle needs and addressed them with innovative approaches. We’ve advanced bird conservation through scientific knowledge and collaborative networks, but as a conservation community we struggle to reverse bird population declines. Our efforts will be helped by hemisphere-wide collaboration, adequate funding, and shared priorities that strategically address the drivers of population declines. The meeting focused on linking regions throughout the Western Hemisphere, working together in geographic-based work sessions to develop implementable projects. Our results will guide future conservation activities by conservation practitioners, educators, state and federal agencies, philanthropic organizations and researchers.

Click here for the Engligh version of the Final Program.
Haga clic aquí para la versión en español del Programa Final.
About Partners in Flight
Partners in Flight was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. The initial focus was on neotropical migrants, species that breed in the Nearctic (North America) and winter in the Neotropics (Central and South America), but the focus has spread to include most landbirds and other species requiring terrestrial habitats. The central premise of Partners in Flight (PIF) has been that the resources of public and private organizations in North and South America must be combined, coordinated, and increased in order to achieve success in conserving bird populations in this hemisphere. Partners in Flight is a cooperative effort involving partnerships among federal, state and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, professional organizations, conservation groups, industry, the academic community, and private individuals.
International Migratory Bird Day Design - About the Artist
Renowned Canadian bird artist, writer, naturalist, and conservationist of international repute, Barry Kent MacKay has “always been an admirer of birds, anxious to see them, paint them, and care for them.” Barry’s realist style and often life-size representation of birds has put him in demand for commissions, to illustrate books, and to contribute his work to conservation awareness campaigns.

Barry is just completing a large series of vignette illustrations, and the cover painting, for a book on the Double-crested Cormorant, written by Linda Wires and scheduled to be published by Yale University Press sometime late in 2013.

Credit: Barry Kent McKay for Environment for the Americas, International Migratory Bird Day
Phone: 802-865-5202
Click here to view a complete collection of photographs taken from the PIFV conference! Courtesy of Robert Johns.
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