Raptors, hands-on

Posted March 17th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Yet another opportunity came to my attention recently regarding the extending of one’s experience with raptors–again in an academic setting. This time it’s U-of-Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The photos from their website are cool:

(But then they probably wouldn’t include shots of folks having a bad time…)

Anyway, the cost of the course is $425. What’s the class cover?:

The first of its kind, this introductory level field course is designed to instruct students in a full-range of the latest field techniques used in the study of raptors. The workshop is offered every June with an emphasis on learning breeding season field techniques and again in August, September, and October, with an emphasis on migration and winter research techniques. Students will participate directly in real research projects, allowing them significant hands-on time with some of Wisconsin’s finest raptors. The small class size of 6-8 students, allows for individualized instruction time throughout the course. Students will participate in capturing and handling, mist nets, broadcast call surveys, tree climbing and rappelling, clutch counts, reading molt, video surveillance and blood sampling.

Click here for specifics. Wish I had the cash and the time.

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