2018 ASPB Bird ID Workshop

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Lead Presenter:         Nick Bartok, P. Biol.

Description:                 Both novice and experienced birders will benefit from this workshop which focuses on bird identification.                  Participants will learn basic bird identification techniques for a wide variety of species found in southern Alberta and the new age apps for bird ID, documentation, and records.

Dates and times:        Friday June 8:  Classroom Session (4:00 - 7:00 pm)

                                                Saturday June 9:  Field Trip (Calgary/Frank Lake - 5:00 am - 3:00 pm)

                                                Sunday June 10: Field Trip (Kananaskis - 4:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Locations:                  The classroom session will be held at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre at the WEST end of the park

                                           15931 Woodpath Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2W 5M1.

                                          Please register so we know you are coming!

                                            Field Trips will begin at the Weaselhead Natural Area (37 St SW & 66 Ave SW, Calgary.) A bus will be provided from this location to registered participants.

Cost:                                   $125 (member)/field trip, $150 (non-member)/field trip

                        To register for June 9th field trip, click here.To register for June 10th field trip, click here.

                         You may register for both or one field trip. For questions,please email the ASPB office.                             

CCP:                           This course qualifies ASPB members to earn 12 Professional Development Hours towards their CCP requirements.

Food:   Please bring your own snacks, lunch, and fluids for the field trip. There will NOT be opportunities to purchase food throughout the day.                                     

What to Wear:          We will be going on the field trip rain or shine so bring clothes that can protect you from rain, sun, and wind. We will be walking on trails for several kilometres at each location so make sure your footwear is appropriate for dealing with puddles, wet grass, mud, etc. Rubber boots are not necessary.

What to Bring:          Everyone should bring binoculars and a notebook. If you have access to a spotting scope and a field guide, please bring them too. We recommend bringing sunscreen and bug repellent.

Lead Presenter Biography:

Nick Bartok: Nick has worked on many avian projects across North America, including: secretive marsh bird surveys along the Lower Colorado River of southwest Arizona, Burrowing Owl research at the Salton Sea in Southern California, and bird banding in Ontario, Arizona, Oregon, California, British Columbia, Costa Rica, and Belize. Currently, he is working for Western EcoSystems Technology, based in Calgary, as a wildlife biologist / team lead.

Please note: The ASPB reserves the right to cancel this workshop if we do not have sufficient people signed up by 6:00 pm on Friday, June 3. A full refund will be returned.


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To register for June 9th field trip, click here.To register for June 10th field trip, click here.

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