Details for Saturday
7:45 Registration – Shears Technology Center, Hutchinson Community College. One block east of 14th Avenue and Plum. Park in the parking lot west of the building.
8:20 Welcome and Announcements
Nancy Leo, President, Kansas Ornithological Society
Jim Smith, Dillon Nature Center
8:30 Establishment of Bluebirds on Butler Community College Campus. Sean Jahansooz* and Dr. Bill Langley Biology Department, Butler Community College
8:45 Effects of prescribed burning on nest success and brood parasitism of Lark Sparrow nests in southern Great Plains shortgrass prairie. Ashley M. Long*, Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University; W. E. Jensen, Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University; R. S. Matlack, Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, West Texas A&M University.
9:05 Influence of Vegetation on Avian Communities in Small Prairie Pothole Wetlands in Minnesota. Alexander L. Galt*, Minnesota Private Lands Office, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 434 Great Oak Drive, Waite Park, Minnesota 56387, and Elmer J. Finck, Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601
9:25 The Effects of Prescribed Burning on Grassland Nesting Birds on Conservation Reserve Program Areas in Gove County Kansas. Justin V. Hamilton*, Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 Randy D. Rodgers, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Hays, Kansas 67601 and Elmer J. Finck, Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601
9:45 Detection and trapping of Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis) at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Stephanie A. Kane (*) and Greg H. Farley. Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University.
10:05–10:25 Break – Silent Auction Bidding
10:25 Effects of environmental conditions and distance from the geographic range center on the abundance of avian species. Elita M. Baldridge* and Dr. Rob Channell, Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University
10:45 The Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms—A Half-year in Review Curtis Wolf (*), Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Fort Hays State University
11:05 Spatial Applications in Setting Kansas Bird Conservation Priorities. Ken Brunson, Wildlife Diversity Coordinator Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
11:25 White-faced Ibis Flock Killed in a Kearny County, Kansas Hailstorm. Thomas G. Shane, Garden City, KS.
11:45 Presentation of Nominating Committee Report – Mark Land
1:15-2:15 Birdwatchers Hour
2:15 A Preliminary look at North American Migration County Data for Harvey County, Kansas. Gregg Friesen, Newton, KS
2:35 Meade State Lake Banding Station 1985-2009. Thomas L. Flowers, Meade, KS
3:05-3:30 Break – Silent Auction Bidding
3:30 Avian responses to restoration of Cross Timbers savanna. William E. Jensen , Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University.
3:50 Nesting patterns of Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls in south-central Kansas. William Langley, Butler Community College.
4:10 Ecological characterization of the Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe): extralimital nest-sites and hybridization with the Black Phoebe (S. nigrigans). Schukman, J. M*., 14207 Robin Road, Leavenworth, KS, 66048 USA, Lira-Noriega, A. ., University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA, and Peterson, A. T., University of Kansas, Lawrence , USA.
4:30-5:00 KOS Business Meeting – end of silent auction
6:00 Gather for Banquet at Grand Prairie Hotel and Convention Center, 1400 North Lorraine St.
6:30-9:00 Banquet – Speaker, Brad Jacobs Missouri Dept of Conservation, Avian Conservation Alliance of the Americas – Preserving Neotropic habitat for our breeding birds.