Advanced Banding AT Apr 10

by Kris Kirkwood on January 14, 2019

Advanced Bird Banding/MAPS Course

Welder Wildlife Refuge April 10-13, 2019

The workshop will begin at 8:00 the morning of April 10th and end the afternoon of April 13th to make a total of 15 hours of training. The workshop is hosted by the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation and the Institute for Bird Populations of Point Reyes, California.

This 4-day workshop is being taught by a professional from the Institute for Bird Populations, Daniele Kaschube. There will be presentations and demonstrations, as well as hands-on activity.

You must have some experience with MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) banding, and with aging and sexing birds to register. Read the attached flyer, and if you believe your experience qualifies, contact Dr. Selma Glasscock using the information in the flyer. The $1250 cost is high, but it covers meals, 4 nights of lodging, and materials, as well as the trainer’s transportation and salary. The maximum number for the workshop is 9, so if you are interested, contact Welder as soon as possible. If you are not interested but know someone who might be, please forward this message.

Report as AT: Specific Project


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Whooper Fest Booth Feb 22

by Kris Kirkwood on January 14, 2019

ICF Whooping Crane Festival Booth Staffing

Port Aransas, TX February 21-24

Urgent!-Help is especially needed for the International Crane Foundation(ICF) booth from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Friday, February 22, during the time that founder, George Archibald, will be there signing his book. Help is welcome at other times as well – the festival runs Feb 21-24. Report as PO: Other Events/Partners, with ICF in the description.

Duties would be talking to the public at the booth and giving information about ICF and Whooping Cranes in the area. Volunteer shifts can be as little as one hour, and times especially needed are 11 am-1 pm.

If you can help, please attend ONE of the training sessions at the ICF offices at 802 Airport Road Suite #1, Rockport TX 78382. The office is in a large blue building with a white ICF sign. For more information or to volunteer, email Anna Turkett or call 361-857-3440.

Training Sessions (Pick one)

February 12, 10:00 a.m.
February 13, 2:00 p.m.

Report training as AT: Specific-Project

Email Anna Turkett for more information and to sign up.

eBird Essentials Online AT

by Kris Kirkwood on December 17, 2018

eBird Essentials Free On-line Training

Free 3-hour online training by Cornell Labs.

Discover how eBird can support your passion for birds and how your participation can help us better understand them. Birder, bird watcher, or bird lover, it doesn’t matter—this course is for you. Whether you watch birds at your feeder or on the way to work, or
travel miles for that one bird you can’t wait to see, eBird can help.
Report as: AT: Online Training

Use your own computer to sign on 
Training Estimated Hours: 3
Type of Training: On screen reading and short videos
Session Leader: Lindsey Glasner
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell Lab

Bird Walks, Goose Island State Park

by Kris Kirkwood on November 14, 2018

Bird Walks Nov 2018 through Spring 2019

Shorebird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Meet at the Rec. Hall

Woodland Walk
Every Thursday
8:30 a.m.
Meet at the Turks Caps Trail by Site #157

Big Tree Natural Area Walk
Every Friday
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Check in at Headquarters to obtain a tour ticket, then meet at the Big Tree Parking Lot

For more information:

Goose Island State Park
202 S. Palmetto St.
Rockport, TX 78283
(361) 729-2858

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