[Tweeters] Bird banding class - 25-27 April and 2-4 May 2020

Adrian Wolf awolf at cnlm.org
Wed Jan 29 12:36:59 PST 2020

Helo Tweeters,

In late-April and early May, The Center for Natural Lands Management, in
collaboration with The Evergreen State College, will host its eighth annual
bird banding training camp, located at Glacial Heritage Preserve in
Thurston County, Washington. The training, to be proctored by Dan Froehlich
(OrnithoLogistcs), will include all the aspects of setting up and
running a MAPS
(Monitoring Avian Survivorship and Productivity) station and would provide,
as a goal, banders who could extract birds captured, record data, and
perform most aging and sexing of the common species. The focus of the
training course will be on aging by wing feather patterns, sexing, and
skulling with the goal of separating adults from juveniles. The intention
is for each student to band and process 12-16 small to medium sized birds
typically found in terrestrial habitats. This includes many species of
passerines such as sparrows, finches, thrushes, wrens, chickadees,
nuthatches, creepers, flycatchers, and warblers. Small to medium-sized
non-passerines may also be studied (e.g. woodpeckers, and pigeons).

The training will comprise of six mornings of fieldwork, and six afternoons
of lectures over two weekends (25-27 April, and 2-4 May 2020). The camp
cost is $500, which includes a copy of the Pyle Guide, Part I (cost is $450
if you provide your own copy). The Black Hills Audubon Society is offering
two scholarships, which will cover $450 of the class. Recipients of the
scholarship will be expected to make a presentation at a BHAS meeting.
Please visit their website (www.blackhillsaudubon.com) and Echo newsletter
for the announcement and application information. Graduates of the class
will be able to implement their newly acquired skills at two local MAPS
stations (one located at Glacial Heritage Preserve, Thurston County; and
the other located in Graham, Pierce County).

If you are interested in securing a spot in the training or need more
details, please contact Adrian Wolf at awolf at cnlm.org. Please do not delay
because there is an enrollment limit, and the class fills quickly.

Adrian Wolf
Conservation Biologist
Center for Natural Lands Management
120 Union Ave SE #215
Olympia, WA 98501

Tel. 360-888-4369
awolf at cnlm.org
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