Capacity Building

Training Opportunities

Osa Birds offers capacity building workshops, volunteerism and internships focusing on developing skills in field survey methods, bird identification, and general field biology skills (orienteering, data collection and data entry).  We work closely with the public agency SINAC-ACOSA to train local government officials, students, and members of the community to learn about Osa Peninsula birds, taxonomy and science to assist ecologists in current bird research and to conduct and lead citizen science projects such as the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park Christmas Bird Counts.


Workshop:  Osa Peninsula Christmas Bird Count

Date:  Check back for 2014 dates

Time:  All day

Where:  Meet at MINAE office Puerto Jimenez at 5:00am


Join Surcos Tours and SINAC-ACOSA for the Osa Peninsula Christmas Bird Count.  This day will be dedicated to data collection for the bird count and Audubon Society database as well as an opportunity to begin the learning process in the identification of Osa birds.  You will be lead by Dionisio (Nito) Paniagua of Surcos Tours along the road to Miramar just outside of Puerto Jimenez which meanders through primary and secondary forest and road-side edges and gardens; great for observing migratory birds.    Bring boots, binoculars, packed lunch, water and a desire to learn your birds, we will provide the rest.

Workshop:  Finca Rio Negro – Osa Flora & Fauna Identification/Intro to Tropical Ecology

Date:  (day to be announced)

Time: All day

Where:  Meet at MINAET office Puerto Jimenez at 4:30am


Join Osa Birds and SINAC-ACOSA and Grupo Simbiosis for a day of bird, plant, mammal, and amphibian identification and tropical ecology.  This day is multi-purpose and will give you a strong introduction to the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve and Finca Rio Negro located just outside of Puerto Jimenez.  You will be led by a team of experts through primary and secondary forest, and riparian river habitat that flows out into the Golfo Dulce.


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