*Fundamentals of Songbird Banding Workshop -- July 24-28, 2017*
Hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory at Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon
Klamath Bird Observatory is offering a Bird Banding Workshop at its Upper
Klamath Field Station in southern Oregon on July 24 – 28 2017. 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
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 July 24 and ending with lunch Friday July 28. 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 June 26, 2017.*