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BIRDS ONLY offers unique, in-depth instruction courses in bird
taxidermy. Why is Birds Only instruction unique? We let our love
for taxidermy spill over into everything we do. From the extraordinary
learning environment with complimentary photography studio the combination
of qualified experienced instruction and eager participants makes
for a memorable experience.
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At Birds Only Wildlife Studio we want to teach you more than technical
and creative skills. We want to teach you the art of taxidermy.
(Anatomy Drawing - Hooded Merganser)
The curriculum is customized to meet the individual needs of each
student, from the curious beginner to the experienced taxidermist
who wishes to acquire new skills or learn advanced procedures, including
finishing and painting techniques not taught in standard courses.
Three day, five day, and ten day courses are available. Course material
is presented in an enthusiastic and informal manner, allowing each
student to learn at his/her own pace.
Under personalized, one on one direction students are encouraged
to produce quality rather than quantity. These courses are very
thorough, reflecting the philosophy and work habits of a master
taxidermist who has been recognized by his colleagues as a perfectionist
for the quality of his craftsmanship.
Nothing is left to chance; every detail is explained in a clear
manner, supplemented by printed guidelines to avoid misinformation
and ensure the success of each student.
Sessions provide all the information necessary to become proficient
in the field of avian taxidermy. Students can actually leave with
all the hand tools, supplies, and expertise required to work immediately
on their own.
Lessons are presented in an environment conducive to easy and relaxed
learning. The clean, bright, spacious studio is situated in a quiet,
country location surrounded by trees, and boasts a sound system,
gas fireplace, numerous windows, and a skylight to enhance the student’s
The studio provides all tools and materials. With proper documentation,
students may bring their own specimens; alternatively, the studio,
at minimal cost from local sources can obtain suitable specimens
of excellent quality.
While students who complete this course will be qualified to mount
birds, success cannot be expected overnight.
As with any worthwhile endeavour, practice makes perfect, and students
are encouraged to begin practicing their new skills as soon as possible.
Follow-up is important, and the instructor is always available for
consultation; students are entitled to call any time they need assistance.
As their proficiency increases, some students also choose to return
for a refresher course. The flexible format of this course enables
the returning student to focus on the specific areas where he/she
needs to improve.
3 - Day Workshop $950.00 USD
5 - Day Workshop $1500.00 USD
10 - Day Workshop $2600.00 USD