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Raptor trapping and banding workshops, September 12-14, 2014

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Raptor trapping and banding workshops

Intermountain Bird Observatory

Boise, Idaho


Job Category: Training

Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/what-we-do/training/

Salary: $350-500

Start Date: 09/12/2014


Description: The Intermountain Bird Observatory is offering two raptor banding workshops in Boise, Idaho: an introductory workshop from September 12-14, 2014 and an intermediate/advanced workshop from September 15-18, 2014. The workshops will concentrate primarily raptor trapping techniques (bow net, dho gaza, bal chatri, mist net), safe handling of live raptors, and banding techniques. September is a peak time in southern Idaho for raptor migration and the workshop will be held at Lucky Peak in the Boise Foothills which supports one of the largest known raptor migrations in the western U.S. during autumn. IBO has banded raptors at this location for 21 years.


Workshop cost: The introductory workshop (Sept. 12-14) fee is $350. The advanced workshop (Sept. 15-18) fee is $500. Registrations and payment must be received by August 15, 2014. Enrollment is limited to 6 people per workshop.


The Intermountain Bird Observatory is a 501 c (3) non-profit research unit of Boise State University. Proceeds from this workshop will be used as a donation to contribute towards our mission of conserving migratory landbirds through cooperative research, education, and public involvement.


For further questions regarding workshop details, contact Jessica Pollock at jessicapollock@boisestate.edu. Visit us on the web at http://ibo.boisestate.edu/what-we-do/training/ for more details on how to register and view the tentative schedule.


Qualifications: We developed the introductory workshop for folks with little to no raptor banding experience. To attend the intermediate/advanced workshop, you must have previous handling and banding experience, or you must take the introductory workshop first. This workshop would be a great opportunity for students interested in raptor ecology. The workshop is also well suited for birders, naturalists, biological consultants, and anyone interested in learning more about raptor identification, trapping or banding. Participants will gain experience with raptor trapping, handling and banding techniques, however they should not expect to become a certified bander from this workshop.


Contact: Jessica Pollock, jessicapollock@boisestate.edu

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