Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM MST
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM MST

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Day 1: Patagonia Creative Arts' Tin Shed Theater
304 Naugle Ave.                          Patagonia, AZ  85624

Click here to learn about the venue                             

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Day 2: The Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve  150 Blue Heaven Rd.                        Patagonia, AZ 85624  and surrounding Coronado NF


Cathy Wise
National Audubon
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Training Topics Include: 

YBCU Natural History & Field ID                Vocalizations                                              Proposed Critical Habitat                            Federal & State Permits                              Heritage Data Mgmt. System Database    Suitable Habitat                                          Survey protocol, forms, and reports

           2020 Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo                  Survey Training

 July 1-2, 2020 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo with Queen Butterfly. Photo by Dan Hite 

Join us for Arizona's annual Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Training!

The USFWS requires this training for all biologists conducting cuckoo surveys. You must attend both days to receive your training certificate--this docyment is needed to apply for federal and state permits

Day one (July 1) is classroom instruction: Patagonia Creative Arts Association's Tin Shed Theater, 304 Naugle Ave. Patagonia. 

Day two (July 2) is protocol practice at The Nature Conservancy's Sonoita Creek Preserve. For this activity, we will divide the class into teams of about 10 people,  ensuring that participants get individualized attention and can ask questions as they arise in a small group setting. The class will meet in Patagonia and carpool to the Sonoita Creek Preserve. There is no additional fee for day 2 activities, however, we ask that you sign-up for a field team when you register. To ease logisitics, try to sign up with folks you'll be surveying with in the field, or with people you are traveling to the training with. Following practice at Sonoita Creek, we'll visit nearby occupied cuckoo habitat in Madrean evergreen woodland and xeroriparian habitat in Coronado National Forest.

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Instructors for classroom and field experience:                                               Nick Beauregard, NAU                                                                                           Troy Corman, AZGFD                                                                                     Christina Kondrat-Smith, AZGFD                                                                           Jennie MacFarland, Tucson Audubon                                                                   Shannon McNeil, Southern Sierra Research Station                                             Steven Prager, Audubon Arizona                                                                           Susan Sferra, USFWS                                                                                           Cathy Wise, Audubon Arizona

Space is limited, so register today!