Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Survey Protocol Training Workshop

June 13th, 2019 to June 14th, 2019
Hotchkiss, CO
This is a 2-day workshop for biologists, consultants, and land managers interested in obtaining the required permit to survey for yellow-billed cuckoos.
This workshop is an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) endorsed event and fulfills partial training requirements for ESA §10(a)1(A) permit to conduct western yellow-billed cuckoo surveys. The first day is an afternoon class session and will present an overview of yellow-billed cuckoo ecology, habitat, and behavior along with the current call-playback survey protocol (Halterman et al. 2016). Participants spend the next morning implementing the survey protocol in the field in small groups at sites where cuckoos have been detected near the North Fork of the Gunnison River. At the end of the field session, participants complete a short exam and receive a training certificate. USFWS personnel will present regulatory information, including rationale for the YBCU Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing, permitting under ESA §10(a)1(A), and consultations under ESA §7, as well as answer participant questions. Adam Petry will host the event and coordinate the class and field sessions.

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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.