Jared Wolfe, MSc. Jared operated banding stations and trained banders throughout the Western Hemisphere for non-profits, academia, and the US Government. Jared received his Master of Science from Humboldt State University, holds a master banding permit from the USFWS (USA) and CEMAVE (Brazil), and is a certified North American Banding Council trainer.
OTHER COURSE INSTRUCTORS:
Gonçalo Ferraz, PhD. Gonçalo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He received his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Columbia University and lived in Manaus for eight years, where he headed the population ecology laboratory at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project.
Erik Johnson, PhD. Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon Louisiana and Adjunct Faculty at Louisiana State University, has a broad background in ornithology and conservation having studied birds on three continents, including his dissertation in the central Amazon.
Pablo Elizondo. Works with the US Forest Service, Klamath Bird Observatory and the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio), coordinating bird monitoring efforts in Costa Rica, he also serves as the Partners in Flight Coordinator for Costa Rica and chair of the Western Hemisphere Bird Banding Network.
Diego García Olaechea. Diego is an associate researcher at the Center for Ornithology and Biodiversity (CORBIDI), managing the Bird Banding Station at the dry forest of the University of Piura, Perú. Diego is a certified North American Banding Council Trainer. In 2012, Diego received the “Carlos Ponce del Prado Conservation Award”, granted by the Peruvian Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas.