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Fundamentals of Songbird Banding Workshop Hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory at Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon Klamath Bird Observatory (https://www.klamathbird.org)is offering a Bird Banding Workshop at its Upper Klamath Field Station in southern Oregon on 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 and 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, and to register, please contact Lauren diBiccari at led<AT>klamathbird.org. Registration deadline is July 15, 2019.
Klamath Bird Observatory Bird Banding Field Course Duration: 10-30 days, suggested 1 month commitment to maximize the training opportunity; dates flexible from June 1st to September 31st, 2019 Cost: $2000/10 day period; $5000/month Project Location: Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California BIRD BANDING FIELD COURSE. The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is offering a unique opportunity to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. Our field course is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of a field ornithologist and obtain a comprehensive introduction to bird banding and other field methodologies. KBO’s bander training program blends an intensive field internship with coursework designed in accordance with North American Banding Council (NABC) standards. A typical 10-day schedule includes five days of mist-netting and banding and one of classroom training and lecture. Training covers safe and ethical mist netting and banding of songbirds, including collecting a robust set of metrics on each individual; observational bird surveys; science interpretation for the public; and data quality-assurance, entry, and management. Opportunities may also arise to support other KBO field projects which would provide exposure to target netting, color-banding, and application of transmitters and will depend on the time of year. Instruction can be targeted to address your particular goals and interests. This opportunity is suitable for a wide variety of candidates. Do you have a passion for birds and are curious to learn about them in depth and up close? Are you looking for a unique way to give back and contribute toward conservation? Interested in pursuing a career in ornithology and need a way to gain experience in a competitive field? Have an interest in avian fieldwork but want an opportunity to shadow before committing to a field job or course of study? Already have some experience but want to refine your skills with an intensive training program under certified banders and trainers? Accommodation is available in a shared room in a cabin on the Upper Klamath Lake. The cabin is nestled amongst tall ponderosa pine which host striking White-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers. A short walk leads down to the willow-lined, marshy edge of the lake which is thick with warblers and full of sound: the liquid pump-er-lunk song of American Bittern, metallic trills of Red-winged Blackbirds, and the raucous calls of breeding terns. Though rustic, the cabin has potable running water, a full kitchen, internet access, and hang out space featuring a cozy woodstove. Hiking and birding opportunities abound nearby and bikes and kayaks are available for use. There will be portable toilets on site and a shower at a nearby field house. Camping will be required approximately 3 nights per 10 day training. The five research sites are situated in the old growth forests, alpine meadows, and mountain streams that make up the beautiful diversity of the Pacific Northwest. One site requires a brief strenuous hike of about 1 mile. Operation of any banding station involves long, arduous days beginning pre-dawn under (occasionally) adverse conditions including heat, cold, mosquitoes, and smoke. However, if you enjoy fun physical work in wild places, being out in the quiet beauty of nature, and have a passion for wildlife and conservation our field course is a perfect opportunity. To inquire: Contact Banding Program Coordinator Lauren diBiccari (email@example.com)
Internship Title: Bird Banding Intern Compensation: Accommodation Duration: May 1st 2019 to August 31st, 2019 Project Location: Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon BIRD BANDING INTERNSHIP. The Klamath Bird Observatory is seeking highly motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon during the upcoming breeding season. Our bander training program blends an intensive field internship with coursework designed in accordance with North American Banding Council (NABC) standards to prepare participants for successful careers as field ornithologists. Training and duties will include mist netting and banding of passerines and near passerines; bird and vegetation surveying; data quality-assurance, entry, and management; and participation in public outreach and education. Opportunities may also arise to support other KBO field projects which would provide exposure to target netting, color-banding, and application of transmitters. Non-field duties include study and discussion of banding curriculum, equipment maintenance, field station upkeep, and data entry. Interested interns may pursue certification at the Assistant, Bander, or Trainer level at a certification session in Arcata, CA, during the fall season. Accommodation is provided in shared rooms in a rustic cabin on the Upper Klamath Lake which has potable running water, a full kitchen, internet access, and a woodstove and electric space heaters. Hiking and birding opportunities abound nearby and interns will have access to bikes and kayaks. There will be portable toilets on site and a shower at a nearby field house. One of the sites will require camping and some brief strenuous hiking carrying heavy banding equipment. Operation of banding stations will necessitate long, arduous days beginning pre-dawn under (occasionally) adverse conditions including heat, cold, mosquitoes, and smoke. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in birds and field biology, possess a positive and constructive attitude in working cooperatively toward project objectives, give priority to safety considerations, and be able to work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers. To preserve the quality and consistency of our long term dataset, interns must also be able to precisely follow protocols and take meticulous care in collecting and recording data. Excellent communication skills are critical. Field vehicles are provided for project related travel and interns are required to possess a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record. Further preferred qualifications include bird identification by sight and sound and experience with vegetation ID and survey techniques. This position requires independent drive and patience for the travails of field work but also affords an amazing opportunity to build practical experience in field biology and master a variety of bird monitoring and research skills in a beautiful part of the country. Application Deadline: Ongoing until the position has been filled To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Banding Program Coordinator, Lauren diBiccari (firstname.lastname@example.org)