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Dr. Courtney Conway

Technical Publications

  • Conway, M., and C. J. Conway. 2012. Relative abundance of Yuma clapper rails within proposed improvement sites along the Union Pacific Railroad in Imperial Valley, California. Wildlife Research Report #2012-01, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Nadeau, C. P., C. J. Conway, M. Conway, and M. Ogonowski. 2011. Habitat requirements of California black rails, Yuma clapper rails, and western least Bitterns: an adaptive management approach, Final Report to Wildlife Conservation Fund, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2011-06, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. P. Nadeau. 2011. Managing Rails with Fire in Arizona. Wildlife Research Report #2011-05, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, M., and C. J. Conway. 2011. Relative abundance of Yuma clapper rails within proposed improvement sites along the Union Pacific Railroad in Imperial Valley, California. Wildlife Research Report #2011-03, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, M., and C. J. Conway. 2011. Relative abundance of Yuma clapper rails and California Black Rails within a restored marsh in Imperial Valley, California. Wildlife Research Report #2011-04, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, M. A., C. P. Nadeau, C. J. Conway, B.S. Smith, and J. Reinman. 2011. Evaluating the efficacy of night surveys for eastern black rails. Wildlife Research Report # 2011-02. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Swann, D. E., C. J. Conway, and A. Hubbard. 2011. Linking Resource Managers to Research Scientists: A Pilot Project in Mentoring for Improved Science Communication in National Parks. Final Report submitted to DSCESU.
  • Swann, D. E., C. J. Conway, and A. Hubbard. 2011. Linking Resource Managers to Research Scientists: A Pilot Project in Mentoring for Improved Science Communication in National Parks. Final Report submitted to Western National Parks Association.
  • Santisteban, L., C. P. Nadeau, and C. J. Conway. 2011. Evaluating Population Trends and Breeding Density for 14 Species of Secretive Marsh Birds in North America. Wildlife Research Report # 2011-01. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Dolan, C., D. Swann, and C. J. Conway. 2010. How might climate change affect Saguaro National Park? Wildlife Research Report #2010-08, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Garcia, V. and C.J. Conway. 2010. A Plan to Conserve and Manage Burrowing Owls on Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, CA. Wildlife Research Report #2010-06, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Nadeau, C. P., C. J. Conway, and N. A. Rathbun. 2010. Density of Yuma clapper rails and California black rails within a proposed geothermal power plant site in Imperial Valley, California. Wildlife Research Report #2010-07, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Swann, D. E., C. J. Conway, and A. Hubbard. 2010. Linking Resource Managers to Research Scientists: A Pilot Project in Mentoring for Improved Science Communication in National Parks. Wildlife Research Report #2010-05, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, M. A., C. P. Nadeau, and C. J. Conway. 2010. Optimal seasonal timing of marsh bird surveys and the effect of water quality on marsh bird relative abundance in south Florida. Wildlife Research Report #2010-04, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Nadeau, C. P., and C. J. Conway. 2010. Restoration of managed marsh units to benefit California black rails and other marsh birds: an adaptive management approach, February 2010 Progress Report. Wildlife Research Report #2010-05, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, D. D. LaRoche, and G. Robinson. 2010. The influence of water quality on the health of riparian bird communities in Arizona. Wildlife Research report 2009-03, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperitve Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Santisteban, L., C. J. Conway, C. P. Nadeau, M. A. Conway, and J. Reinman. 2010. Habitat Use and Effects of Regional Call Dialects on the Effectiveness of Call-broadcast Surveys for Secretive Marsh Birds at St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuges. Wildlife Report # 2010-02. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Nadeau, C. P., C. J. Conway, M. A. Conway, and J. Reinman. 2010. Variation in Clapper Rail and Least Bittern Detection Probability Among Tidal Stages on the Northern Coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Wildlife Research Report #2010-01, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. Effects of ground water withdrawal on avian abundance and species richness in riparian areas of National Parks in the Desert Southwest - POBS. Wildlife Research Report #2009-07, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. Quantifying impacts of ground water withdrawal on avian abundance, species richness, and reproductive success in Sonoran Desert parks - NRPP. Wildlife Research Report #2009-06, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Nadeau, C. P., and C. J. Conway. 2009. Restoration of managed marsh units to benefit California black rails and other marsh birds: an adaptive management approach, March 2009 Progress Report. Wildlife Research Report #2009-08, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., C. P. Nadeau, and M. S. Ogonowski. 2009. Relative abundance of Yuma clapper rails and California black rails within a proposed geothermal power plant site in Imperial Valley, California. Wildlife Research Report #2009-04, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. The Effect of Surface Water Depletion and Vegetation Health on Arizona’s Riparian Birds. Wildlife Research Report #2009-05, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Ogonowski, M.S., C. P. Nadeau, and C. J. Conway. 2009. Restoration of managed marsh units to benefit California black rails and other marsh birds: an adaptive management approach, August 2009 Progress Report. Wildlife Research Report #2009-03, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J. 2009. Standardized North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocols, version 2009-2. Wildlife Research Report #2009-02. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. Quantifying impacts of surface and ground water depletion on riparian bird communities in Arizona. Wildlife Research Report #2009-02, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2009. Effects of Researcher disturbance on nesting success of Red-faced Warblers: a species of conservation concern. Wildlife Research Report #2009-01. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Garcia, V., C. J. Conway, and T. Burr. 2008. Annual report for 2008 on a plan to conserve and manage burrowing owls on Naval Base Coronado. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2008. Montane Forest Birds in the Santa Catalina Mountains: Monitoring Population Trends and Reproductive Success and Examining Potential Limiting Factors for Breeding Populations. Wildlife Research Report #2008-03. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., C. A. Finley, and V. Garcia. 2008. Migratory linkages of burrowing owls on DoD installations and adjacent lands: 2007-2008 Annual Report. Department of Defense Legacy Program #07-243.
  • Garcia, V., and C. J. Conway. 2008. Annual report for 2007 on a plan to conserve and manage burrowing owls on Naval Base Coronado. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ
  • Conway, C. J., C. P. Nadeau, R. J. Steidl, and A. Litt. 2008. Relative Abundance, Detection Probability, and Power to Detect Population Trends of Marsh Birds in North America. Wildlife Research Report #2008-02. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J. 2008. Standardized North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocols. Wildlife Research Report #2008-01. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Garcia, V., and C. J. Conway. 2007. Roundup� Applications to Control Buffelgrass in Pima County: Effects on Burrowing Owls. Wildlife Research Report #2007-07. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J., M. Ogonowski, and A. Macias Duarte. 2007. Influence of land-use on migratory status of burrowing owls nesting in Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and wintering in northern Mexico. Wildlife Research Report #2007-03. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Garcia, V., C. J. Conway, and L. A. Ellis. 2007. Protocols for estimating burrowing owl reproductive parameters based on data recorded during repeated visits to occupied burrows. Wildlife Research Report #2007-06, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ
  • Rosenberg, D. K., J. Gervais, C. J. Conway, and V. Garcia. 2007. Assessment of foot and leg abnormalities in the Burrowing Owl at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Final Report submitted to Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, CA.
  • Garcia, V., and C. J. Conway. 2007. Plan to conserve and manage burrowing owls on Naval Base Coronado. Wildlife Research Report #2007-05, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J. 2007. Standardized North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocols. Wildlife Research Report #2007-04. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2007. Quantifying impacts of groundwater withdrawal on avian communities in desert riparian woodlands of the southwestern U.S. Final Report submitted to Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, Arlington, VA. Wildlife Research Report #2007-01. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. P. Nadeau. 2006. Fire effects on Yuma Clapper Rails and California Black Rails on the Lower Colorado River. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report Number 2006-07, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Nadeau, C. P., B. S. Smith, C. J. Conway, and T. Lewis. 2006. Effects of survey method on observer bias and detection probability of marsh birds on St. Vincent NWR. Wildlife Research Report No. 2006-04. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Ogonowski, M. S. and C. J. Conway. 2006. Migratory status and factors influencing winter residency of burrowing owls in southern Arizona. Final Report submitted to the Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department, June 2006.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2006. Effects of wildland fires on buff-breasted flycatchers and other forest birds in southeastern Arizona. Final Report to North American Migratory Bird Conservation Act Program. Wildlife Research Report #2006-06, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. P. Nadeau. 2006. Relative abundance of Yuma clapper rails, California black rails, and burrowing owls within a proposed geothermal power plant site in Imperial Valley California. Wildlife Research Report No. 2006-03. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche.� 2006.� Effects of wildland fires on buff-breasted flycatchers and other forest birds in southeastern Arizona. Final Report to Joint Fire Science Program.� Wildlife Research Report #2006-05, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2006. Effects of groundwater withdrawal on riparian birds in Arizona. Final Report submitted to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2006-02. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche.� 2006.� Effects of wildfires on buff-breasted flycatchers and other forest birds in southeastern Arizona. Final Report to Arizona Game and Fish Department.� Wildlife Research Report #2006-01, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Littlefield, J. 2006. Making a Home in the Desert: Burrowing Owl Ecology and Conservation Studies. Arizona Land and People 51(1):2-3. (staff writer for Arizona Land and People wrote the story after interviewing the scientist about his research program on burrowing owls).
  • Conway, C. J., L. A. Ellis, and M. Rogne. 2005. Ecology and Migratory Status of Burrowing Owls at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Surrounding Agricultural Areas: 2004 Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-08. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J. 2005. Standardized North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocols. Wildlife Research Report #2005-04, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Effects of fire on Yuma Clapper Rails and California Black Rails. 2004 Annual Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-01, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Evaluating the usefulness of prescribed fire to restore habitat for the Yuma clapper rail and California black rail along the lower Colorado River. Pages 31-33 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Development and field-testing of survey methods for a continental marsh bird monitoring program in North America. Pages 34-36 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO.
  • Conway, C. J., and M. S. Ogonowski. 2005. Determining migratory status of burrowing owls in the Tucson Basin. Final Report to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative. Wildlife Research Report #2005-06, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., L. A. Ellis, V. Garcia, M. D. Smith. 2005. Population ecology and habitat use of burrowing owls in eastern Washington. Final Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-02, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Hughes, K., and C. J. Conway. 2005. Band-tailed pigeon habitat use in southeastern Arizona. Final Project Report to T&E, Inc. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Pages 21-23 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. Reproductive success and habitat associations of riparian birds within the Sky Island mountains of southeastern Arizona. Final Report submitted to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2005-07. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, K. Hughes, and J. deVos. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Final Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-03, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., S. J. Lantz, and S. H. Anderson. 2005. Demographic Consequences of Habitat Use by Burrowing Owls in Northeastern Wyoming. Wildlife Research Report #2005-05. USGS, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J., and M. S. Ogonowski. 2005. Determining migratory status of burrowing owls in the Tucson Basin. Final Report to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative. Wildlife Research Report #2005-06, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. Reproductive success and habitat associations of riparian birds within the Sky Island mountains of southeastern Arizona. Final Report submitted to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2005-07. U. S. Geological Survey Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J. 2005. Standardized North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocols. Wildlife Research Report #2005-04, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J., L. A. Ellis, V. Garcia, M. D. Smith. 2005. Population ecology and habitat use of burrowing owls in eastern Washington. Final Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-02, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Development of a National Marsh Bird Monitoring Program, Quarterly Update, May 2005. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Report, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Development of a National Marsh Bird Monitoring Program, Quarterly Update, May 2005. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Report, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., L. A. Ellis, and M. Rogne. 2005. Ecology and Migratory Status of Burrowing Owls at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Surrounding Agricultural Areas: 2004 Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-08. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Effects of fire on Yuma Clapper Rails and California Black Rails. 2004 Annual Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-01, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Hughes, K., and C. J. Conway. 2005. Band-tailed pigeon habitat use in southeastern Arizona. Final Project Report to T&E, Inc. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, K. Hughes, and J. deVos. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Final Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-03, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Development and field-testing of survey methods for a continental marsh bird monitoring program in North America. Pages 34-36 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Nadeau. 2005. Evaluating the usefulness of prescribed fire to restore habitat for the Yuma clapper rail and California black rail along the lower Colorado River. Pages 31-33 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Pages 21-23 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO.
  • Conway, C. J. 2004. Standardized North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocols. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Ellis, L. A., C. J. Conway, and M. S. Ogonowski. 2004. Demography of urban-nesting Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) in southern Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #04-04.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and K. Hughes. 2004. Band-tailed Pigeon Survey Method Evaluation and Natural History in Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #02-2004.
  • Conway, C. J., V. Garcia, and L. A. Ellis. 2004. Population Ecology and Habitat Use of Burrowing Owls in Eastern Washington: Annual Report for 2003. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #04-06.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and M. Ali. 2004. Population Size, Reproductive Success, and Habitat Associations of Montane Forest Birds in Southeastern Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #04-2004.
  • Conway, C. J. 2004. Effects of Fire on Yuma Clapper Rails and California Black Rails: 2003 Annual Report. Submitted to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA/USDI Joint Fire Science Program. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #01-04.
  • Conway, C. J., and L. A. Ellis. 2004. Demography of Burrowing Owls Nesting in Urban and Agricultural Lands in Southern Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #03-2004.
  • Conway, C. J., and L. A. Ellis. 2004. Distribution, Abundance, Reproductive Success, and Survival of Burrowing Owls at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Surrounding Agricultural Areas: 2003 Annual Report. Submitted to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #05-2004.
  • Boyle, A., and C. J. Conway. 2003. Avian diversity at the Madrona Pools. Pages 61-72 in Madrona Pools Pulse Study: A rapid environmental assessment at the Madrona Pools, Saguaro National Park. U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Erwin, R. M., C. J. Conway, S. W. Hadden, J. S. Hatfield, and S. M. Melvin. 2003. Waterbird Monitoring Protocol for Cape Cod National Seashore and other Coastal Parks, Refuges, and Protected Areas: A Protocol for the Long-term Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Program at Cape Cod National Seashore. Long-term Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Program, National Park Service, Wellfleet, MA.
  • Conway, C.J., M.D. Smith, and L.A. Ellis. 2003. Burrowing owl conservation on golf courses in North America. Final Report, U.S. Golf Association, Wildlife Links Program, Stillwater, OK.
  • Conway, C.J., M.D. Smith, and L.A. Ellis. 2003. How to install artificial nesting burrows for burrowing owls: A guide for golf course superintendents and grounds crews. Pamphlet, U.S. Golf Association, Wildlife Links Program, Stillwater, OK.
  • Conway, C.J., S. Lantz, and S.H. Anderson. 2003. Demographic consequences of habitat use for burrowing owls in northeastern Wyoming. 2002 Annual Report, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Cheyenne, WY.
  • Conway, C.J., V. Garcia, M.D. Smith, and L. Ellis. 2003. Population Ecology and Habitat Use of Burrowing Owls in Eastern Washington. 2002 Annual Report, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pasco, WA.
  • Ellis, L.A., and C.J. Conway. 2003. Burrowing owl demography in southeastern Arizona. 2002 Annual Report, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S.G.S., Arizona Game and Fish Department, Tucson, AZ.
  • Conway, C.J., M. D. Smith, and V. Garcia. 2002. Population Ecology and Habitat Use of Burrowing Owls in Eastern Washington. Annual Report, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Spokane, WA.
  • Conway, C.J., M. D. Smith, and V. Garcia. 2002. Population Ecology and Habitat Use of Burrowing Owls in Eastern Washington. Annual Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hanford Reach National Monument, Richland, WA.
  • Conway, C.J., M. D. Smith, and V. Garcia. 2002. Population Ecology and Habitat Use of Burrowing Owls in Eastern Washington. Annual Report, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA.
  • Conway, C.J. 2002. Development and Field Testing of Survey methods for a continental marsh bird monitoring program in North America. Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, Denver, CO.
  • Conway, C.J., and M. D. Smith. 2001. Burrowing Owl Conservation on golf courses in North America. Annual Report, U.S. Golf Association, Stillwater, OK. 13 pp. 6 December 2001.
  • Erwin, R. M., C. J. Conway, S. W. Hadden, J. S. Hatfield, S. M. Melvin. 2001. Waterbird Monitoring Protocol for Cape Cod National Seashore and other Coastal Parks, Refuges, and Protected Areas. NPS-BRD/USGS Long-Term Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Kirkpatrick. 2001. Population status, detection probability, and effects of fire on Buff-breasted Flycatchers. Final Report, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ. 73 pp.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Kirkpatrick. 2001. Population status, detection probability, and effects of fire on Buff-breasted Flycatchers. Final Report, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ. 73 pp. 31 August 2001.
  • Conway, C.J., C. Sulzman, and B.E. Raulston. 2001. Population trends, distribution, and monitoring protocols for California Black Rails. Final Report, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix. 46 pp.
  • Conway, C.J., C. Sulzman, and B.E. Raulston. 2001. Population trends, distribution, and monitoring protocols for California Black Rails. Unpubl. Report to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix. 46 pp. 1 July 2001.
  • Conway, C. J., and J. C. Simon. 2001. Development and evaluation of standardized survey protocols for monitoring Burrowing Owl populations in North America. Final Report, The Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY. 38 pp. 31 May 2001.
  • Conway, C. J., and J. C. Simon. 2001. Development and evaluation of standardized survey protocols for monitoring Burrowing Owl populations in North America. Final Report, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Cheyenne, WY. 38 pp.
  • Conway, C. J., and J. C. Simon. 2001. Development and evaluation of standardized survey protocols for monitoring Burrowing Owl populations in North America. Final Report, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Cheyenne, WY. 38 pp. 31 May 2001.
  • Conway, C. J., and J. C. Simon. 2001. Development and evaluation of standardized survey protocols for monitoring Burrowing Owl populations in North America. Final Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO. 38 pp. 31 May 2001.
  • Conway, C.J., and J.P. Gibbs. 2001. Factors influencing detection probabilities and the benefits of call broadcast surveys for monitoring marsh birds. Unpubl. Report to USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. 58 pp.
  • Conway, C.J., C. Sulzman, and B.E. Raulston. 2001. Population trends, distribution, and monitoring protocols for California Black Rails. Final Report, California Department of Fish and Game.
  • Conway, C.J., C. Sulzman, and B.E. Raulston. 2001. Population trends, distribution, and monitoring protocols for California Black Rails. Final Report, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, NV.
  • Conway, C.J., and J.P. Gibbs. 2001. Factors influencing detection probablity and the benefits of call-broadcast surveys for monitoring marsh birds. Final Report submitted to U.S. Fish and Widlife Service, Patuxent Research Center, Laurel, MD, 58pp
  • Conway, C.J., and M.D. Smith. 2000. Burrowing owl conservation on golf courses in North America. Annual Report, U.S. Golf Association, Stillwater, OK 14pp
  • Conway, C.J., and M.D. Smith. 2000. Owls and golf courses may be mutually beneficial. Golf Course News 12(5):22
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 238

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute