The Neotropical Raptor Conference invites papers on topics related to both diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey. Papers may focus on:

  • biology, behavior, ecology of Neotropical birds of prey
  • migration
  • threats to birds of prey, such as contaminants, climate change, deforestation, etc.
  • conservation of Neotropical birds of prey

Papers should be based on empirical research; reviews of published data should provide important new insights.

If you would like to submit a paper on a related topic that is not listed here, please email us to offer your subject for special consideration.

Papers accepted for oral or poster presentation will be published either in full, as extended abstracts, or abstracts in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published in a bound print volume and made available for sale, as well as electronically published as separate pdf files for free download from the internet.

Deadlines for Submitting Abstracts and Papers

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission is 10 July 2016. You may submit the abstract of via email. For instructions on submission, please go to our Abstract Submission page.

All abstracts will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme, and for content. We reserve the right to turn down submissions and to determine the presentation format for the paper (oral presentation or poster).

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your paper and presentation format (oral or poster) by August 1st 2016.

Paper Submission

The deadline for draft paper submission is 13 October 2016. Papers should be submitted as MSWord documents as described in the submission guidelines.

All participants whose papers are accepted will be required to present them at the conference and publish at least the abstract in the proceedings.

For instructions on submitting your paper, and for paper formatting requirements, please visit the Paper Submission Guidelines page.