<div dir="ltr"><p>The Rocky Point Bird Observatory is offering an introductory bird
monitoring and banding workshop at Royal Roads University in Victoria,
BC, on April 3-5, 2015.
The 3-day workshop will focus on bird identification, monitoring
procedures and techniques, sexing and ageing.
Components this year will include owl monitoring and banding demo and an
optional session on specimen preparation.
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,
mistnetting, data collection, bird banding, identification, sexing and
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
</p><p><br><span></span></p><p><span>For more information or to register, please visit </span><a href="http://rpbo.org/rpboworkshop15.php" target="_blank">http://rpbo.org/rpboworkshop15.php</a></p><p><span>For any questions please email <a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank">firstname.lastname@example.org</a></span></p><p><br><span></span></p><p><span>Thanks!</span></p><p><span>Jessie Fanucchi</span></p><span>Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Victoria, BC, Canada</span></div>