PHOWN workshops in Kenya2012-05-15 (217)
Two workshops on PHOWN (Photos of Weaver Nests) will be held in Kenya, the country with the highest diversity of weaver species (over 60 species). A workshop will be hosted at the Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, from 28-30 May 2012. A second workshop will be held in Watamu on the Kenyan coast on 2 June. Anybody is welcome to attend!
PHOWN is a citizen science project of the Animal Demography Unit, to collect and monitor breeding distributions and colony sizes of weaver birds globally.
Photo: Golden Palm-Weaver, PHOWN 1533, submitted by D Rollinson
Program in Nairobi
To be held at the meeting hall in the Museum
The PHOWN workshop will be held with the usual museum outings. To attend, contact Dr Peter Njoroge at pnjoroge [at] museums.or.ke
Mon, 28 May
14h00 - Lecture 1: Weaver breeding biology
15h00 - Tea
15h30 - Practical: demonstration of uploading PHOWN records
Tue, 29 May
Wed, 30 May
Program in WatamuSaturday 2 June 2012, from 8:30am
Venue: Gede Forest Station, KWS Education centre.
The workshop will consist of 3 lectures, some practical demonstration of how to be involved in the project as well as discussion on the proposed Bird Atlas of Kenya project.
Lecture 1: Weaver breeding biology
Practical: uploading PHOWN records (for any participants that already have photos of weaver nests, with date and locality of the record & if nests can be located nearby a practical demo in the field)
Discussion: Bird Atlas of Kenya II project
Tea & mandazi will be provided mid-morning and afternoon. Bring your own lunch or get lunch in the canteen.
These workshops are funded by Project for the Enhancement of Research Capacity (PERC, University of Cape Town)