International Capacity Building

KBO’s International Capacity Building fosters training and information exchange throughout the Americas. Our international programming includes recruiting student volunteer interns from outside the US for our banding training program, participation in international banding training projects, and research collaborations and technical support partnerships with bird observatories in Latin America and the Caribbean. Long-running partnerships with US Forest Service International Programs and Oregon State University make this work possible.

International Training and Internships

diana and ana 2006 72 ppi 3xKBO’s International Internship Program has hosted 52 young professionals and university students from 16 countries as interns in our long-term monitoring and training programming since 1999. 14 of these young scientists have returned in a subsequent year with increased responsibility in field operations and training opportunities. All have returned to their home countries with increased skills and practical experience and empowered to make significant bird conservation contributions. Many have gone on to earn advanced degrees and are employed in teaching or research positions. Many others are in management positions for conservation organizations. A few have even created new bird observatories in their home countries.

Keith Larson with Jamaica Training Workshop group Jamaica JAN 2004 72ppi 3xSince 2004, our International Training program has sent KBO biologists and former international banding interns as instructors for techniques workshops and other banding training programs in Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turkey.

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Our International Bird Observatory Partners

CRBO logo 72 ppi 3xObservatorios de Aves de Costa Rica (CRBO—Costa Rica Bird Observatories) is a nationwide partnership that promotes bird conservation and education in Costa Rica. CRBO works in collaboration with the National Institute of Biodiversity, US Forest Service International Programs, Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory, and KBO.
 
Through these and a variety of partnerships across the country, CRBO gathers, preserves, and analyzes bird monitoring data and generates tools that enhance and promote bird conservation, serving as a model to be implemented across the Americas. Local efforts are fully integrated with local scientists, NGO’s, decision makers, and schools. CRBO’s operations are some of the longest running in Latin America.
 
CRBO’s mission is to provide leadership for bird conservation in Costa Rica, through the establishment of successful field efforts that lead to strategic decisions for bird conservation at a regional scale.
 

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