Praise indeed ..... comments from past students
"This banding course has been the most useful field course I have taken in many years!"
"Because of this class I have a new respect for how wonderfully birds are constructed."
"I gained a brand-new, mind-blowing appreciation for the amazing amount of diversity in birds! Thanks for that fresh and wonderful reminder. It was truly a privilege to participate in the course."
"One of the best teachers I have ever had."
"I couldn't ask for a more informative and enjoyable experience. What a great way to learn about the lives of birds!"
"I have a new outlook on birds and a new respect for banders and am a much more observant birder."
"Thank you for your service. That you provide this excellent and ethical training is commendable. This is one of the best courses I ever have taken. As a teacher needing recertification, I have taken many."
"Couldn't have asked for a better class and nicer people. I learned so much and know it will be helpful in future work."
"It met my expectations and then some. I was sorry that it only lasted a week."
"I came away from the course with a wealth of new knowledge and the desire, interest, and commitment to continue this learning process."
"This course has opened up a whole new dimension to me in birding. I can truly say that this experience has changed my life. I highly recommend this course to any serious birder or conservationist."
"I may have learned more during the course than during any other 1-week period in my life. I took away more than I expected."
"A cross between my favorite college course and summer camp."
"Both instructors were great. They demonstrated a very high level of professionalism and ethics."
"Content was extremely useful and relevant to me as a professional wildlife biologist with very little banding experience."
"I am pleased with my experience in every aspect of the course; the instructors, course content, facilities, fellow students, etc."
"The content was excellent. Both instructors had an excellent grasp of the materials."
"I would like to thank you for an outstanding educational program. The lectures were clear and well thought out. The daily field work was both instructive and enjoyable."
"I think this course, overall, is excellent and very important for bird conservation."
"This course was one of the highlights of my career. Holding a passerine in the hand brings an even greater appreciation for these species."
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