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Series: Wildlife Tracking

7 meetings of wildlife tracking adventures. For adults with tracking 101 or some tracking basics.

  • 300 US dollars
  • Varying Central Oregon Public Land Locations

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Service Description

Series Courses are for ages 18+ Prerequisites: Students should have introductory tracking experience, Tracking Club, or a Tracking 101/basics class previously Registration is for all 7 meetings, regardless of classes missed. Contact info@nighthawknaturalistschool.com for partial subsidy info for veterans, tribe members, and those with financial need. Go beyond the basics of wildlife tracking in the Pacific Northwest. We will learn to read the stories that wildlife leave behind. Tracking is a skill that is more than simply looking at individual tracks. It involves piecing together larger stories and leads to a greater understanding of patterns in the natural world, and ultimately in yourself. Each course meeting... participants will meet at a different public land location within Central Oregon. At each place, we will wander the landscape and dive deeper into what we find, including animal tracks, rubs, feeding sign, kill sites, feathers, bones, holes, nests, burrows, and so much more. Locations... are mindfully curated by the instructor with tracking in mind. -Some site include: areas east of Bend off of Powell Butte Highway and Highway 20, Upper Tumalo Reservoir, Little Deschutes River area north of LaPine, and others. -All specific locations and directions will be sent in an info email to you in the weeks before our program -Participants are responsible for their transportation to sites. Connect with each other for carpooling options at first meeting. Topics we'll cover... include but are not limited to: -Animal foot morphology -Feather ID -Bone and skull ID -The concept of trailing -Other types of animal sign (scat, kill sites, feeding, nesting, marking, etc) -Animal behavior Your instructor... has been teaching and learning wildlife tracking for over a decade. He is trained by wildlife biologists, hunters, trackers and trailers from different bioregions and has been learning on his own every time he goes outside since. He loves tracking and wants to share it with anyone who is interested. FAQ: -Every meeting, bring anything you need to be outdoors for 3 hours in areas with no services given the day's weather. Details of what to bring are emailed -Participants provides own transport. Carpool with others. Some meetings we may be able to provide a shuttle. -Backup/indoor plans available for smoke/inclement weather days Detailed info will be emailed in the week(s) before your program begins. We look forward to this tracking journey with you!


Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: *Please understand that our programs are small groups and we invest a lot of our resources into outreach to fill them. When you sign up, you and the rest of those who are registered become the specific group of people to which our instructors tailor the program, including group size and specific needs. If you aren't sure you can attend your program, please wait to sign up until you know you are able! Please refrain from registering with the prior intent to switch enrollment to other courses, cancel later, etc. * Refunds are not typical. If you, the PARTICIPANT, CANCEL: We can offer credit for future programs if your space can be filled. If you contact us to cancel your spot, we'll reopen it and if it fills you'll then receive a coupon code for part of your tuition (minus processing fees, cancellation fee, etc.) to use in the future. You will not receive a credit or a refund if you miss part or all of your program, your space does not fill after you cancel, you no-call-no-show, etc. If you decide to gift/swap your space to a friend because you can no longer attend, great! Please communicate with us before the program so we can contact them with pertinent needs/info. "OOPS" Refund: If you registered by mistake, you may contact us via email WITHIN 24 HRS AFTER REGISTRATION AND AT LEAST 48 HRS BEFORE THE PROGRAM to request a refund. We will not honor "oops" refund requests outside of this timeframe. ​ If NIGHTHAWK CANCELS an entire program (not typical), due to extenuating circumstances: You'll be contacted ASAP and offered credit or refund, situation depending, if rescheduling isn't possible. We do not offer refund or credits if we have to call a late start, early pickup, or partial course cancellation due to air quality or weather. See below. ​ Inclement weather and Air Quality Policy: Know that we do our best to run programs as safely as possible given inclement weather. These calls are made on a day-by-day basis and your main contacts will be notified of any changes by 2 hours before the start of that day's programming. That is the absolute best we can do. Weather, especially air quality, is unpredictable. We reserve the right to shift the day's program location, operate indoors, or call late start or early pickup based on unsafe conditions. We very seldomly cancel a day of program and only do so if none of these other shifts are possible that day. See more details on policy page.


Contact Details

info@nighthawknaturalistschool.com


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