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Raptor Services, LLC

Raptor Workshop

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

  This course can be taken for credit through the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.


Session #1:  6-10 June 2016  Spaces still available

 Session #2:  20-24 June 2016  Spaces still available

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 Session #1:  3-7 October 2016  Spaces still available

 Session #2:  10-14 October 2016  Spaces still available


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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 Wisconsinís 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, clutch counts, reading molt, video surveillance and blood sampling.   The cost is $495.

  The workshop includes a coursework training manual, photo CD of activities and a certificate of completion. A complimentary pizza night is planned for Thursday night, but meals and lodging are the responsibility of those participating. A list of convenient hotels, campsites and restaurants will be provided upon registration. Transportation between field sites is provided. 
Workshop leader:

Gene Jacobs (left) is the director of the Linwood Springs Research Station. In addition to his studies on red-shouldered hawks, sharp-shinned hawks and saw-whet owls he provides consulting services as a raptor specialist. Gene received the "Outstanding Contributing Professional" award from UW-Stevens Point and the "Lifetime Achievement Award for Citizen-Based Monitoring" from the Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources. He has spent the past 40 years conducting studies on raptors in Wisconsin. Gene has authored/co-authored a dozen articles in various peer reviewed journals.

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After you've booked your reservation, fill out the registration form, attach it to an email and send it to gene@RaptorResearch.com.


Students travel great distances to attend our workshops

Chong Leong Puan is a native of Malaysia enjoys holding an adult Red-tailed Hawk.  He finished  his PhD this June from the University of Queensland of Australia.

Three Canadians, Elisabeth, Hazel, and  Debbie prepare to release a Peregrine Falcon.

Mark (far right) traveled from California up to   Wisconsin to enjoy some cooler October weather.

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