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Robert Frey

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  1. Klamath Bird Observatory www.KlamathBird.org invites applications for one (1) bird banding assistant internship position openings. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California during the breeding season – 1 May through 31 July, 2018. Training and duties will include mist netting and banding songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, entry, and management. Other duties include study and discussion of banding and biology instructional materials, equipment maintenance, and field station upkeep. Training and operations will adhere to North American Banding Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist netting and banding and advanced bird ageing/sexing techniques. Rustic housing is provided. This position does not offer a stipend. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in birds and field biology, a positive and constructive attitude toward cooperative work in reaching project objectives, giving priority to safety considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers. Additional qualities include: ability to follow protocols precisely, attention to detail, good physical condition, excellent communication skills, dedicated to study in spare time, willing and able to work long days in the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (hot days, cold days, mosquitoes). This is a terrific opportunity to build practical experience in field biology and master a variety of bird monitoring and research skills in a long-running banding-training program. The position will involve long days filled with hard work, a lot of driving and camping, and a lot of fun! Application deadline ongoing until the position has been filled. To apply, email a single PDF document containing a cover letter (include dates available), resume with related experiences and references to Robert Frey at bif@klamathbird.org.
  2. Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is offering a Fundamentals of Songbird Banding Workshop at its Upper Klamath Field Station in southern Oregon on August 6-10 2018. This is a North American Banding Council-approved training session with NABC-based content and NABC-certified Trainer instructors. Registration fees contribute directly to funding our long-term monitoring and banding training program. The four days of classroom and hands-on instruction will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to experience an active bird monitoring station and learn the skills needed for its operation. Participants will receive training in bird safety, mist net use and maintenance, data collection, bird identification, bird banding, and sexing and ageing techniques through both hands-on instruction while capturing birds and numerous seminars. The workshop program has been developed for people with little or no bird handling and banding experience, although is also appropriate for those with intermediate skills for which it will build upon their existing skills and knowledge. This is an introductory course and participants will be exposed to the fundamental skills and knowledge that serve as the foundation for becoming a skilled bird bander. Participants should not expect to emerge from this workshop as qualified bird banders. This course provides excellent start in preparation for those interested in pursuing the NABC Bander certification. This workshop is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, bird observatory volunteers, naturalists, and others interested in pursuing careers in ornithology or assisting at bird banding stations. The registration fee is $1,600 per person and is non-refundable. Registration includes all meals (including beverages and snacks) beginning with dinner Monday August 6 and ending with lunch Friday August 10. Space is available for free tent camping at KBO’s Upper Klamath Field Station. There is lodging nearby at the Rocky Point Resort, Lake of the Woods Resort, Comfort Point Lodge, Harriman Springs Resort and Marina, (all with rooms and/or cabins as well as RV and tent camping), the Crystalwood Lodge B&B, Running Y Ranch Resort, and a few options on Airbnb (search Rocky Point or Klamath Falls, Oregon). Come for a top-notch banding learning experience and help keep our long-running monitoring and training program going. For more information and to register please contact Bob Frey at bif<AT>klamathbird.org. Registration deadline is July 20, 2018.
  3. Klamath Bird Observatory is offering a Bird Banding Workshop at its Upper Klamath Field Station in southern Oregon on July 24 – 28 2017. This is a North American Banding Council-approved training session with NABC-based content and NABC-certified Trainer instructors. Registration fees contribute directly to funding our long-term monitoring and banding training program. The four days of classroom and hands-on instruction will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to experience an active bird monitoring station and learn the skills needed for its operation. Participants will receive training in bird safety, mist net use and maintenance, data collection, bird identification, bird banding, and sexing and ageing techniques through both hands-on instruction while capturing birds and numerous seminars. The workshop program has been developed for people with little or no bird handling and banding experience, although is also appropriate for those with intermediate skills for which it will build upon their existing skills and knowledge. This is an introductory course and participants will be exposed to the fundamental skills and knowledge that serve as the foundation for becoming a skilled bird bander. Participants should not expect to emerge from this workshop as qualified bird banders. This course provides excellent start in preparation for those interested in pursuing the NABC Bander certification. This workshop is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, bird observatory volunteers, naturalists, and others interested in pursuing careers in ornithology or assisting at bird banding stations. The registration fee is $1,600 per person and is non-refundable. Registration includes all meals (including beverages and snacks) beginning with dinner Monday July 24 and ending with lunch Friday July 28. Space is available for free tent camping at KBO’s Upper Klamath Field Station. There is lodging nearby at the Rocky Point Resort, Lake of the Woods Resort, Comfort Point Lodge, Harriman Springs Resort and Marina, (all with rooms and/or cabins as well as RV and tent camping), the Crystalwood Lodge B&B, Running Y Ranch Resort, and a few options on Airbnb (search Rocky Point or Klamath Falls, Oregon). Come for a top-notch banding learning experience and help keep our long-running monitoring and training program going. For more information and to register please contact Bob Frey at bif<AT>klamathbird.org. Registration deadline is June 26, 2017.
  4. Introductory Bird Banding Workshop Hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory Klamath Bird Observatory is offering an Introductory Bird Banding Workshop at its Upper Klamath Lake Field Station in southern Oregon on May 18 2015 – May 22 2015. This is a North American Banding Council (NABC) sanctioned training event. The workshop content will be NABC-based and all instructors will be NABC-certified Bander Trainers. Upon successful completion, participants with be presented with a NABC Training Certificate. The 4-day workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to experience an active bird monitoring station and learn the skills needed for its operation. Participants will receive training in bird safety, mist net use and maintenance, data collection, bird identification, bird banding, and sexing and ageing techniques – through both hands-on instruction and numerous seminars. The workshop program has been developed for people with little or no bird handling and banding experience, although those with intermediate skills will benefit from the workshop by building upon their existing skills and knowledge. This is an introductory course and participants will be exposed to the fundamental skills and knowledge that serve as the foundation for becoming a skilled bird bander. Participants should not expect to emerge from this workshop as qualified bird banders. This course provides excellent preparation for those interested in pursuing the NABC Bander certification. This workshop is designed for undergraduates, graduate students, bird observatory volunteers, naturalists, and others interested in learning more about bird monitoring and conservation science. The course is particularly suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in ornithology or assisting at bird banding stations. No previous experience necessary! The registration fee is $1,500 per person. Registration includes all meals beginning with dinner Monday May 18 and ending with lunch Friday May 22. Space is available for free tent camping at the Upper Klamath Lake Field Station. There is lodging nearby at the Rocky Point Resort http://rockypointoregon.com/ and the Lake of the Woods Resort http://www.lakeofthewoodsresort.com/ (both with cabins as well as RV and tent camping), and the Crystalwood Lodge http://www.craterlakelodgingatcrystalwoodlodge.com/. For more information and to register, please email Bob Frey bif<AT>klamathbird.org. Registration deadline is April 17, 2015!
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