Southern Sierra Research Station

...conserving biological diversity through research

Willow Flycatcher Workshop and Training Session

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. See Workshop Information and Materials below for more information.


  • Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution of Empidonax flycatchers
  • Field Techniques
  • Visual and aural identification of Empidonax
  • Survey protocol
  • In-the-field training
  • Logistics