Ornithology, from the Cornell Lab, will deepen your understanding of birds and help you master everything from anatomy and behavior to ecology and conservation. World-wide in scope, the experience will broaden your bird knowledge and give you a strong foundation in all things avian. You will be following in the footsteps of thousands of others who have transformed their perspective on birds with the predecessor to this course, The Home Study Course in Bird Biology, over its forty year history. Designed for those interested in learning university-level ornithology at your own pace, from anywhere, without the university credit price tag.
We are proud to announce that our 24th Annual CCWR Symposium will be held Oct 26 – 29, 2018 near Petaluma, CA at the Earthrise Retreat Center. We greatly appreciate the feedback that we requested last December about this type of venue. This will not be your normal symposium experience and wanted to make sure that our members would accept a small change.
An introductory two day course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education with a half day hands-on lab! This class is meant to be a flipped classroom experience. We challenge you to do your homework and readings before you get to your class. This will facilitate a richer learning experience in the classroom.
Kelowna, British Columbia - Hosted by BC SPCA Kelowna November 17-18, 2018
Victoria, British Columbia - Hosted by BC SPCA Wild ARC November 24-25, 2018
E komo mai!
The Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting is back in Hawai‘i for 2019! The 46th Annual Meeting will take place on the verdant island of Kaua‘i from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March, 2019, at the Aqua Kaua’i Beach Resort!
We are excited for another fantastic scientific program tying together this year’s theme with discussions and presentations on topics related to seabird ecology, behaviour, conservation and management. Seabird research and conservation has never been more critical, and we look forward to PSG members and guests sharing their latest findings, ideas and innovations to advance the conservation of Pacific seabirds.
Travel award information is available here. Application Deadline: Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:59pm PST
Hosted by the Wildlife Rescue Center in St. Louis Missouri.
The Marriott Airport St. Louis will be the site of Symposium 2019.
Symposium 2019 offers over 100 hours of programming to attend, Wednesday through Saturday. Lecture Sessions, Roundtables. Panel Discussions and Poster Session Pizza Party are all included with your full week registration rate. Keynote speaker, Dr. Sharon Deem, will begin our General Session, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Pre and Post Conference Seminars
Abstracts and Seminar details will be coming November, 2018. The following are Seminars we have scheduled for Symposium 2019 so far:
RACE Approved Veterinary Seminar – Saturday
Wound Care and Bandaging Seminar – Tuesday
Two-day Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course by IWRC - Monday and Tuesday
For more Symposium information see http://www.nwrasymposium.org/
Information on scholarships for Symposium attendance is available here. Applications are accepted August 1–October 1.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Western Bat Working Group Workshop & Meeting, April 22 – 25, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The meeting will provide a forum for biologists, land managers, researchers, students, consultants and advocates from across the western states to present current and ongoing studies and to address issues of critical bat conservation concern.
With the event centrally located in Oklahoma, we hope to see many representatives from the Central Plains as well. Additional details regarding registration, abstract submission and agenda will follow this fall.
WWRA Conference 2018
Day 1—Saturday October 13th, 2018
9:30-9:45 WWRA Member Meeting—Mike Pratt, WWRA President
9:45-10:15 Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Committee Review—Patricia Thompson, WDFW
10:15-10:45 The Raptor Factor: Rehabilitation Considerations—Lauren Caruso, PAWS Wildlife Center
10:45-11:15 Managing Pain and Inflammation in Rehabilitation—John Huckabee DVM, PAWS Wildlife Center
11:30-1:00 Best Practices in Placing Non-releasable Wildlife—Gail Buhl, The Raptor Center of Minnesota
2:00-2:15 Partners in Wildlife: Building Excellence in Wildlife Rehabilitation—Gail Buhl
Two tracks for the next two sessions
2:20-3:20 Renesting and Reuniting Passerines—Veronica Bowers, Native Songbird Care and Conservation
2:20-3:20 Oh, Deer! How to Rehabilitate Our Four-legged Friends—Alysha Evans, Whatcom Humane Society
3:30-4:30 Swallows: Tips and Techniques for Successful Rehabilitation—Veronica Bowers
3:30-4:30 Rearing River Otters: Learning to Incorporate Otter Methods—Robbie Thorson, PAWS Wildlife Center
4:30-4:45 Closing remarks
Day 2—Sunday October 14th, 2018
9:00-4:15 Passerine Fundamentals—Veronica Bowers