Beginning Bird Banding
June 24 - July 1$2,245
There is a waitlist for this course. Register below and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.
Open to ages 18+, this seven-day introductory course is designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary to participate in monitoring and research programs involving bird banding. Participants stay at the Wolf Ridge campus in Finland, MN.
Skills taught include:
- Operation of mist-nets and safe extraction of birds
- Bird-handling skills
- In-hand aging and sexing techniques
- Scoring and recording data using MAPS protocol and forms
Lectures and discussions cover:
- Banding ethics
- Avian life histories, energetics, molts, and plumages
- The permitting process
- The role of banding in research and monitoring