Thursday, July 31, 2008

Puget Sound Bird Observatory banding scholarship

From a post to the Young Birder Yahoo!group:

Puget Sound Bird Observatory Banding Scholarship

- Are you under 26 (or thereabouts)?
- Are you interested in working with wildlife as a career?
- Are you looking for a way to develop valuable skills without breaking the bank?

Puget Sound Bird Observatory is offering a $350 scholarship for our Cascades Banding Camp (that covers 50% of the cost). Learn how to band birds Aug. 16-23 in Washington's Cascade Mountains with expert banders and trainers. This seven-day camping trip will feature riparian and mountain birding and banding at several locations with opportunities to see and possibly handle great Northwest birds like Williamson's Sapsucker, Hammond's Flycatcher, and MacGillivray's Warbler.

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Class fee for scholarship recipient: $350 (includes PSBO membership and book fee).

Go to the Puget Sound Bird Observatory website for more info about the camp and to download a scholarship application. E-mail Emily AT pugetsoundbirds DOT org if you have questions.

This scholarship is made possible by a generous grant from the Point
Defiance chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers.

Emily Sprong
Puget Sound Bird Observatory
Sound Science - Scientific Information - Informed Public
Puget Sound Bird Observatory studies birds and their habitats in the
Pacific Northwest to better understand changes in bird populations, to
inform decision-makers, and to engage the public with birds and their

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Blogger Rick Wright said...

And an update: WINGS is going to add to that scholarship to further reduce the expense for a young birder or ornithologist to take part.

July 31, 2008 2:13 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Fabulous news, Rick! Thank you for the update.

July 31, 2008 4:31 PM  
Blogger Puget Sound Bird Observatory said...

Thanks for posting the scholarship here.

Our scholarship recipient, Tayler Brooks, is having an incredible experience. Some of the group's banding highlights include an American Three-toed Woodpecker, A Wilson's Snipe, and a White-winged Crossbill. Take a look at our banding camp blog for field notes (

Emily Sprong
Puget Sound Bird Observatory

August 19, 2008 8:35 PM  

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