Professional Workshop Training
SSRS has provides training workshops covering the natural history and current survey protocols for rare and protected species. We have researched Southwestern Willow Flycatchers and Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos for decades and our current staff/workshop presenters are extremely knowledgable these particular species and their research methods.
May 18 & 19, 2013 in the Kern River Valley, CA - FULL
May 18 & 20, 2013 in the Kern River Valley, CA - FULL
All of the Willow Flycatcher workshops are full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please register for the course, but do not pay. The Southern Sierra Research Station offers a workshop each spring for individuals who study Willow Flycatchers on the summer breeding grounds. The goal of the training session is to provide researchers with the necessary tools for identifying Willow Flycatchers and accurately estimating their numbers using standard survey protocols. The workshop meets USFWS requirements for survey training. Learn More
Due to strong demand for this workshop we have opened up a second morning field session (on May 20th) for this workshop. Spots are still available to attend the flycatcher presentations on May 18th coupled with the morning May 20th field session. At this time the morning May 19th field session is full, though spots may open up.
We are also offering a Kern River valley birding field trip on May 19 for those that are interested. The field trip will be led by Bob Barnes or one of his colleagues and will cost $25. We are still working on the field trip details and will post information soon.
June 24 & 25, 2013 in Blythe, CA
June 27 & 28, 2013 in the Kern River Valley, CA
The SSRS Yellow-billed Cuckoo workshops are offered to individuals who study cuckoos on their summer breeding grounds. The workshops will cover cuckoo ecology, identification, survey protocols and in the field training. Day one of the workshop starts at 1pm and ends 5pm and the second day starts at 6am and ends at 10am. Our long term cuckoo research yields new information about this species annually, and our workshops incorporate the most recent research findings and survey methods for working with Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Learn More.