[Tweeters] Introductory Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop

Ann Nightingale motmot at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 19 02:11:53 PST 2019

Rocky Point Bird Observatory is offering an introductory bird monitoring and
banding workshop at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, on March 22-24,
2019. The 3-day workshop will focus on bird identification, monitoring
procedures and techniques, sexing and ageing. Components this year will
include an owl monitoring and banding demo. The program has been developed
for people with little or no bird handling and/or banding experience, but
those with intermediate skills will also find the workshop a good way to
build knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, bird
observatory volunteers and naturalists to explore aspects of the operation
of an avian monitoring project, including bird safety, mist netting, data
collection, bird banding, identification, sexing and ageing. This is an
introductory course and participants should not expect to emerge from this
short workshop as qualified banders. Much of the work will be with frozen
and dried bird specimens although there will be some opportunities to work
with live birds to learn safe bird handling and basic banding techniques.
Skills practiced in this workshop will be beneficial for a variety of
projects including productivity, survivorship and migration monitoring field

North American Banding Council certified trainer, Eric Demers, PhD, RPBio,
will be the primary instructor, assisted by several other licensed banders
and instructors.

Workshop goes ahead rain or shine. In inclement weather, more time will be
spent working with specimens.

For more information and to register please visit:


Ann Nightingale

Rocky Point Bird Observatory

Victoria, BC, Canada

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