Southern Sierra Research Station

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo Workshop Information


Thank you for registering for the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey training workshop. Please review the survey protocols, survey forms and Yellow-billed Cuckoo vocalizations. Bring a copy of the protocols and review it before the workshop, so that we may answer any questions. Please download and listen to the Yellow-billed Cuckoo vocalizations to become familiar with them prior to the workshop.



Kern River Valley Workshop


June 23 (online presentations) & July 9 (field day), 2021 in the Kern River Valley, CA

Day 1: 1pm to 5pm online presentation over Zoom.

Presentation topics will include: distribution and Status, habitat preferences, breeding ecology, and survey protocol.

Workshop Presentations


Day 2: 6am to 10am. We will meet at at the Audubon Kern River Preserve Headquarters.

In July, the daytime temperatures are typically in the 90s and the nighttime temperature is in the 60s or 70s. Please be prepared for both hot and cold temperatures. Also, bring the following gear with you to the workshop: notepad, pen, binoculars, hiking boots, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. Coffee, tea, water, soda and snacks will be provided during the workshop To help reduce waste, please bring a water bottle and coffee mug.

For more information about the Kern River Valley Yellow-billed Cuckoo workshop please contact John Stanek (jrstanek.ssrs AT gmail.com). Quality hotels can be found in Lake Isabella (Paradise Cove) and in Kernville. The Kern River Audubon Preserve (KRP) does not normally allow camping, but will do so for this event. Camping space is limited at the KRP, so please call us (760-378-3345) or email us to reserve a spot for camping (suggested $10 donation). Camping is also available at various locations around the lake.

Please download (and read) the Cuckoo Natural History and Survey Protocol pdf before attending the workshop.



Blythe, CA Workshop

June 23 (online presentations) & June 26 (field day), 2021

Day 1: 1pm to 5pm online presentation over Zoom.


Day 2: 6 am to 10 am. We will meet at the Palo Verde Ecological Reserve (PVER, 8.5 miles north of Blythe off CA 95 N, map/directions will be provided).

More information will be made available when we open the workshop registration.