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Wed May 25 2022

  • Co-Existing and Making Farms Safe for Birds (Farmland Flyways Series Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_6

    Cost: Free

    About the 5/25 webinar:

    Presenters: Dr. Olivia Smith<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olivia-Smith-3> - Michigan State University, Rachael Long<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rachael-Long> - UCANR & Jo Ann Baumgartner<https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/team> - WFA


    * Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to:
    * Explain livestock situations that are bigger or smaller risks of being sources of pathogens for birds, which could then be deposited on food.
    * Give reasons why birds are likely to be a lower food safety risk when farms are in areas with abundant natural habitat.
    * Evaluate farm situations (telephone wires, etc.) where birds are more likely to cause contamination.
    * Share reasons why habitats like hedgerows do not have a greater risk of food borne. pathogens than the crop itself.
    * Appraise circumstances in which farms may cause harm to birds (pesticides and predators).

    Contact: Learn more or register at https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_6. Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:

    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units

Mon Jun 13 2022

  • Making the Most of Birds’ Diet and Foraging Strategies (Flyways Series Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_7

    Cost: Free

    Presenters: Jo Ann Baumgartner<https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/team> - WFA & TBA

    Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to:
    Differentiate between insectivores, carnivores and omnivores.
    Distinguish between aerial, tree, shrub and ground foraging birds.
    Evaluate the different roles birds play based on when, what and how they eat, and where they forage.
    Determine what type of birds to support based on the farm’s crops and their pests.


    Contact: Learn more or register at https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_7 Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:

    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units

Wed Jun 29 2022

  • Farmscape and Landscape Features (Farmland Flyways Series Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_8

    Cost: Free

    About the 3/14 webinar:

    Presenters: Dr. Megan Garfinkel<https://birdsnbugs.weebly.com/> - University of Illinois at Chicago & Dr. Daniel Karp<https://karp.ucdavis.edu/> - UC Davis

    Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

    * Explain why farms with semi-natural and natural habitat support more avian pest control than intensive farms.
    * Recommend hedgerows and edge habitat for supporting beneficial birds.
    * Discuss with farmers or neighbors the different types of vegetative habitat.
    * Recommend funding sources for establishing and conserving bird habitat.

    Contact: Learn more or register at https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_8 Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:

    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units

Mon Jul 11 2022

  • Seeing the Land Through the Eyes of Birds (Farmland Flyways Series Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_9

    Cost: Free

    Presenters: Dr. Ashley Kennedy<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ashley-Kennedy-8> - Delaware DNR & Wendell Gilgert<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wendell-Gilgert> - Point Blue (Retired)

    Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

    * Describe the different types of cover requirements.
    * Explain why water and food resources are critical year-round.
    * Share how plants support insect food for birds, especially caterpillars.
    * Specify keystone plant species used in plantings.

    Contact: Learn more or register at https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_9 Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:

    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units

Wed Jul 27 2022

  • Prioritizing What Birds Prefer (Farmland Flyways Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_10

    Cost: Free

    Presenters: Sam Earnshaw<https://carcd.org/conference/presenter/sam-earnshaw/> - Hedgerows Unlimited, Brian Fagundes<https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/team> Cal Poly Humboldt/WFA & Jo Ann Baumgartner<https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/team> – WFA

    Contact: Learn more or register at https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_10 Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:
    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units

Mon Oct 10 2022

  • Beneficial Birds Have Saved Farmers Money for a Long Time (Farmland Flyways Series Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_all_10

    Cost: Free

    About the 3/14 webinar:

    Presenters: Dr. Sara Kross<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sara-Kross> - Columbia University & Jo Ann Baumgartner<https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/team> - WFA

    Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

    * Describe several avian pest control studies in the US and around the world.
    * Share how avian pest control has helped to reverse the decline of birds.
    * Describe the tradition of “economic ornithology”, why it became unpopular, and now has resurged.
    * Be prepared to respond to farmers’ perceptions of birds.

    Contact: Learn more or register at Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:

    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units

Mon Nov 14 2022

  • Beneficial Birds Have Saved Farmers Money for a Long Time (Farmland Flyways Series Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/bird_training_lesson_all_10

    Cost: Free

    About the 3/14 webinar:

    Presenters: Dr. Sara Kross<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sara-Kross> - Columbia University & Jo Ann Baumgartner<https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/team> - WFA

    Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

    * Describe several avian pest control studies in the US and around the world.
    * Share how avian pest control has helped to reverse the decline of birds.
    * Describe the tradition of “economic ornithology”, why it became unpopular, and now has resurged.
    * Be prepared to respond to farmers’ perceptions of birds.

    Contact: Learn more or register at Once you RSVP, a Zoom link will arrive in your confirmation email.

    About Wild Farms Alliance’s Farmland Flyways series:

    This virtual course teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. The sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are given by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation.

    This FREE 5-track course, made up of 10 online classes, is designed for agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers themselves. One or all of the hour-long classes can be viewed live, or watched later, to build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with bird pest management services in mind. Each class will feature short presentations with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with peers. Continued Education Units