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    • Employer: Klamath Bird Observatory
      Location: Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 07/28/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Klamath Bird Observatory is offering a Bird Banding Workshop at its Upper Klamath Field Station in southern Oregon from August 5-9 2019.  This is a North American Banding Council (NABC)-approved training session instructed by certified Trainers.  Registration fees contribute directly to funding our long-term monitoring and banding training program. 

    This four day workshop will combine morning sessions learning hands-on in the field with afternoons in the classroom to provide participants with an excellent opportunity to experience an active bird monitoring station and learn the theory and skills required to operate it. Participants will receive training in bird safety, mist net use and maintenance, data collection, bird identification, bird banding, and sexing and ageing techniques.  The workshop program is designed as a comprehensive introduction for those with little to no prior experience but is also appropriate for more experienced banders looking to build upon their existing skills and knowledge. Participants should not expect to emerge from this workshop as fully qualified bird banders, however, this course provides an 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 non-refundable registration fee is $1,600 per person.  Registration includes all meals (as well as beverages and snacks) beginning with dinner Monday, August 5th, and ending with lunch Friday, August 9th.  There is space for free tent camping at KBO’s Upper Klamath Field Station and lodging is available nearby at the Rocky Point Resort, Comfort Point Lodge, and Harriman Springs Resort and Marina.

    Join us for a top-notch banding learning experience and help support Klamath Bird Observatory’s long-running monitoring and training program! For more information please contact Lauren diBiccari at led<AT>klamathbird.org. Click here to register. Registration deadline is July 28, 2019.

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    Hi, just a question.

    is this a workshop that will be repeated later in the year? I’ve been looking for a banding workshop for a while but I won’t be in the financial position to participate in this particular one.

    Anyhow, love that you’re doing this!

    thank you, Angela

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    Hi Angela, 

    The workshop takes place once a year, typically in early August. We have another bander training option, our Bird Banding Field Course, with flexible dates between June 1st and September 31st. It is designed to fit the niche somewhere between a workshop and an internship and dovetails with our normal long term banding site operation. Essentially you would be a short term intern with the option to tailor your experience within that framework to meet your individual training goals. 

    Here is a link with more information about each option. 

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. 


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