Southern Sierra Research Station

...conserving biological diversity through research

SSRS Workshops

Professional Workshop Training

SSRS hosts bird-band workshops and 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 about these particular species and their research methods.

Advanced Bird Banding Workshop

April 10-14 in the Kern River Valley, CA


We are excited to host an Institute for Bird Populations Advanced Bird Banding Course. The course fills quickly, so be sure to register early! The Advanced Bird Banding Course is limited to 9 participants and will be taught by Danielle Kaschube of IBP (Institute for Bird Populations) Learn More


Willow Flycatcher Workshop

May 19 & 20, 2017 in the Kern River Valley, CA


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


Yellow-billed Cuckoo Workshops

Tentatively scheduled for June 16 & 17, 2017 in Blythe, CA

July 11 & 12, 2017 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.