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  1. Powdermill Nature Reserve is Carnegie Museums of Natural History's environmental research center. Located 55 mile southeast of Pittsburgh in Rector, Pennsylvania, Powdermill is a field station and laboratory where researchers do long-term studies of natural populations in western Pennsylvania. In addition to being positioned for Appalachian-specific studies in ornithology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and botany, Powdermill is a great place to spend a fun-filled day outdoors with the family. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and colla
  2. 2021 Virtual Workshops: I am pleased to announce that Powdermill Nature Reserve will be holding three “Ageing Birds via Molt Limits” VIRTUAL workshops in early 2021: January 16-18 (wait list only!), February 13-15, and March 5-7. Each workshop will begin in the morning on the first day and end in the afternoon on the third day. Because this is a virtual workshop, there will not be a hands-on component, however we will have up-close instruction on ageing and sexing birds, and banding techniques, using high quality videos and photographs taken during normal banding operations. This wil
  3. I am pleased to announce that Powdermill Nature Reserve will be holding a “Molt, Ageing, and Sexing” VIRTUAL workshop in September 2020. The workshop will begin in the morning on Friday, September 25 and end Sunday, September 27. Because this is a virtual workshop, there will not be a hands-on component, however each morning will have up-close ageing and sexing birds instruction using live birds during normal banding operations. These sessions will be complemented with afternoon or evening presentations and discussions about banding methodology, molt terminology including discussion of mo
  4. Spring Extraction/Banding Workshop: Wednesday, May 13 - Sunday, May 17, 2020 The workshop will begin before dawn on Wednesday (5/13) and end Sunday (5/17) at noon. Participants should plan to arrive Tuesday as we may have an introductory lecture that evening. The majority of time will be spend in the field with live birds, however these sessions will be complemented with some afternoon or evening presentations. This workshop is an excellent primer for NABC (North American Banding Council certifications as we will cover banding ethics, banding methodology, molt terminology, and use of the
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