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Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Survey Experience Field Camp

Where: Southeast and westernAZ    


What: This Camp is aimed at providing 40 hours of YBCU field experience required for 10(a)1(a) permitting in many states. Participants will spend the week with Murrelet Halterman, conducting surveys and habitat analysis for Yellow-billed Cuckoos in riparian areas in Arizona. The first three days will be spent in Southeast AZ, and the last two days will be in western AZ.  We will work in a variety of habitats, and discuss the variation in use across different sites. We will discuss vocalizations and behaviors of all cuckoos observed.
On the afternoon of the first day, Murrelet will present an afternoon lecture session. This is an in-depth discussion of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo identification, behavior, habitat use, and the current Yellow-billed Cuckoo call-playback protocol.

Who: Dr. Murrelet Halterman has studied Yellow-billed Cuckoos throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada for over 25 years. This work includes coordinating statewide surveys, conducting primary research on home range, vocalizations, and mating systems, and conducting training workshops. She is the lead author on the current Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol.

Registration Fee: General: $750.  Attendees of 2015 GBBO YBCU Workshop: $700. Maximum of eight participants. If this workshop fills, additional workshops may be offered.

Included: A minimum of 40 hours survey and habitat experience/
Not Included: Transportation, meals, lodging, field gear.

For more information please contact Murrelet Halterman at