[Tweeters] Bird Monitoring and Banding AND Bird Identification Workshops

Derek Matthews Derek.Matthews at spectrum-canada.com
Sun Feb 1 12:32:52 PST 2015

The Vancouver Avian Research Centre is pleased to announce 2015 dates for Bird Monitoring and Banding AND Bird Identification Workshops.

Bird Identification Workshop:

* May 16 - 17

Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop:

* April 24 - 26
* June 5 - 7

The Bird Identification Workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate birders who may wish to participate in citizen science projects such as the BC Breeding Bird Atlas or similar programs or who just want to take their bird knowledge and identification skills to the next level.

This course covers groups, topography, field marks, song, habitat, molt, ageing and more and includes a guided field session to the Colony Farm banding station. Although developed for beginner and intermediate birders the ornithological aspects of the course benefit even the most experienced birders and the workshop is invaluable for birders traveling overseas.

The Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop is designed for people with little or no bird banding or bird in the hand experience and provides a fantastic opportunity to see birds up close and personal, to learn about their plumage, molt sequences and life habits.
Most of all, these workshops are designed to be a fun and interesting experience and a way to take your interest in birds and the environment to the next level. See what people who have attended the workshops have to say and why the average rating from course participants is 9.5 out of 10!!

Full details of course schedules and content and registration information can be found online at:

Derek Matthews
Vancouver Avian Research Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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