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Fundamentals of Songbird Banding Workshop in Oregon

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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.


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