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Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation

02/12/2018 - 02/17/2018

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Hannah Bailey


From February 12-17, 2018 you can learn all about how to make informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections.

Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a manager of an avian collection or program.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that leads to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management.

This course is targeted toward bird keepers, keepers who need to gain experience with bird husbandry, and professional managers of zoos, aquariums, nature centers, aviaries, wildlife agencies and related organizations who are interested in management of an avian collection or program. Facilities with a single broad taxonomic animal manager will benefit from the techniques and processes provided in the course.

There are no required prerequisites for this course.  Priority will be given to individuals associated with AZA accredited institutions, but volunteers and private aviculturalists are welcome to attend.  International applicants and those not affiliated with an AZA accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis;  please submit a letter describing your intended benefit from taking this course.

Early Bird Rates:
$875 for AZA Individual Members
$975 for Non-members
Registration deadline: 12 weeks prior to course start date

Regular Rates:
$975 for AZA Individual Members
$1075 for Non-members 
Final registration deadline: 4 weeks prior to course start date

If you would like more information regarding the class, please see the course website at or contact Hannah Bailey with questions.

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