Southern Sierra Research Station

...conserving biological diversity through research

SSRS Workshops

Motus Workshop

March 14 - 17, 2019 in Weldon, CA

Tracking avian habitat use and migration using Motus nanotags is an emergent technology at the forefront of avian research and SSRS is excited to offer a Motus (motus-wts.org) training workshop this spring. The workshop will run from Thursday March 14 at 1 pm to Saturday March 16 at 5 pm, with an optional training day on Sunday March 17 to demonstrate and learn how to safely attach nanotags to birds. The workshop will be held at the Audubon Kern River Preserve, nestled in the majestic Southern Sierra Nevada mountain range and one of the largest remaining patches of contiguous riparian forest in California. More details to be announced shortly. Learn More.

Advanced Bird Banding Workshop

TBD in the Kern River Valley, CA

We regularly host an Institute for Bird Populations Advanced Bird Banding Course. If we receive enough interest in a course this year we will consider offering a course again. If you are interested in taking an IBP Advanced Banding Course please send us a comment using the workshop registration form ,(do not submit a payment at this time). Learn More


Willow Flycatcher Workshop

May 19 & 20, 2019 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 Workshop

TBD in Blythe, 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.