Conference Archives

2001 - 2018
Each year WFO holds a multi-day conference with scientific papers, field trips, workshops, panels, a keynote address, the annual membership meeting, and other events. The location varies each year as WFO attempts to span its region of coverage while also making its conferences accessible to the bulk of its members. Programs, abstracts, and other documents from past conferences are archived below. The current year’s upcoming conference is described here.



2018: Ventura, California
Highlights and Recap of the Conference
Schedule and Full Details
Field trip and workshop descriptions: Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Conference Overview & Keynote Speaker
Science Program
2018 Scholarship Recipients

2017: Pueblo, Colorado
Schedule and Full Details
Field trip and workshop descriptions: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Conference Overview & Keynote Speaker
Science Program

2016: Fortuna, California
Conference Highlights
Schedule and Full Details
Science Program
Bird List
Scholarship Recipients

2015: Billings, Montana
Conference Highlights

Birds and birdsong from Billings (photos by E. Harper, P. Robertson, and W. Carnahan and sound recordings by E. Pandolfino)
Conference Bird List
Conference Schedule and Full Details
Conference Science Program

2014: San Diego, California
Conference Highlights
Download Conference Schedule and Details
Science Program

2013: Olympia, Washington
Conference Highlights
Conference Schedule
Conference Details
Science Program

2012: Petaluma, California
Conference Highlights, Bird List and Photos
Conference Planner
Conference Details
Conference Schedule
Conference Science Program

2011: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Conference Schedule
Conference Details
Final Science Program
Final Conference Species List
Conference Bird and Wildlife Photos

2010: Coachella Valley, California
Conference Schedule
Full Conference Details
Scientific Presentations, Panels & Featured Speakers
Colorado River Delta Field Trip Logistics
Dr. Douglas Altshuler lecture on the mechanics of hummingbird flight
Conference Photos
Checklist of Birds seen on Field Trips
Rio Colorado Trip Report

2009: Boise, Idaho
Post-conference summary by Catherine Waters
Conference program
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information
Checklist of birds seen on field trips

2008: San Mateo, California
Post-conference summary from Western Birds
Conference program
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information
Checklist of birds seen on field trips

2007: Las Vegas, Nevada
Post-conference summary from Western Birds
Conference program
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip informationChecklist of birds seen on field trips

2006: Boulder, Colorado
Post-conference summary from Western Birds
Conference program
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information
Checklist of birds seen on field trips

2005: Santa Maria, California
Conference program
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information

2004: Ashland, Oregon
Conference program
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information

2003: Silver City, New Mexico
Conference program
Pre-conference overview
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Thick-billed Parrot Reserve, Chihuahua, México - Post-Meeting Field Trip

2002: Costa Mesa, California
Conference program
Pre-conference overview
Titles of scientific presentations
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information

2001: Reno, Nevada
Conference program
Titles of scientific presentations
Schedule of scientific presentations
Abstracts of scientific presentations
Field trip information