2017 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Survey Experience Field Camp

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2017 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Survey Experience Field Camp


When: July 10-14, 2017
Where: Southeastern AZ   

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. We will be based in Sierra Vista, and traveling to different sites from there. 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 covering 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.

Please Note: This is a field camp. We will be hiking over rugged terrain for miles in the sun, wading through creeks and rivers, and getting up very early to drive to the field sites. It’s nothing out of the ordinary for field biologists, but please consider this carefully before signing up for the camp.

Registration Fee: General: $950.  Maximum of six participants.

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 murrelethalterman@gmail.com.


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