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Yellow Rails and Rice Festival Banding Workshop


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Agency: National Audubon Society and Snowy Egret Enterprises

Location: Jennings, Louisiana

Job Category: Training

 

website: http://snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Banding_workshop.html

 

Salary: N/A

 

Last Date to Apply: 10/18/2013

 

Description: This 2.5-day workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate level banders interested in gaining more exposure to and knowledge about bird molt, aging techniques, and safely handing small rails (mainly Virginia Rails, Soras, and with luck, a few Yellow Rails) and other wet-grass songbirds (like Nelson's Sparrow and Sedge Wren). Participants should have some previous exposure to or experience with bird banding, although we will review safe bird handling and mist-net extraction techniques. The workshop will provide detailed training and expert guidance in aging rails and songbirds, including how to use molt limits, feather and plumage cues, soft-part colors, and skull pneumatization techniques. Registration will be open until 18 October 2013, or until 20 participants are registered. Please register using the website link provided above.

 

Qualifications: Fees: $100 Fees include training and materials. Fees do not include lodging, food, or transportation. Proceeds will be used to support Yellow Rail research. Optional additional fees will allow participants to participate in other field activities associated with the 5th annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival.

 

Contact Person: Erik I. Johnson

 

Contact Phone: 225-768-0820 x 210

 

ejohnson@audubon.org

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