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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


For more information and to register, please contact Bob Frey at
bif@klamathbird.org. Registration deadline is May 1, 2015.

Robert I. Frey

Biologist and Banding Project Leader


(541) 621-5690 (cell)

(541) 201-0866 x3 (office)

Klamath Bird Observatory

P.O. Box 758

Ashland, Oregon 97520


(541) 201-0866 (phone)

(541) 201-1009 (fax)

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