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Melanie Colón

2013 PSBO Weekend Bird Bander Training

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We are now taking registrations for the 2nd season of our Weekend Bird Bander Training, which will take place at The Northwest Stream Center in Everett, Washington on the following dates:

(Participants must be present all dates)


Thursday, September 5, 2013 6 - 9 pm

Friday, September 6, 2013 8 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 7, 2013 8 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, September 8, 2013 8 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 14, 2013 8 am – 4:30

Sunday, September 15, 2013 8 am – 3:00 pm


Here is your chance to learn bird banding techniques at a spectacular Northwest setting convenient to lodging and food. The training follows North American Banding Council (NABC) guidelines and includes 5 1⁄2 days of days of classroom and field instruction conducted in a riparian, mixed forest habitat.


This training is offered across two weekends specifically to appeal to potential volunteers who are not able to take significant time off from work to attend distant or weekday training. Registration for this training is open to all, but we encourage local participation so that volunteers can join our Puget Sound bird banding projects to practice and hone their skills.

No birding or banding experience is required. Participants must be minimum 16 years of age.


FEES: $400 +$50 materials fee for PSBO members, $450 +$50 materials fee for non-members.


Course fees include training, materials and text book. Fees do not include food or lodging, but a list of nearby amenities can be provided upon request.

This is an introductory course that includes netting and trapping techniques, removal of birds from mist nets, proper handling and processing (including biometrics, ageing and sexing, skulling), data management, relations with the public, and banders' ethics.


The training will be held at the Northwest Stream Center in south Everett, Washington, located at: 600 – 128th Street S.E., Everett, Washington 98008. The Center offers an environment with abundant bird habitat so that skills can be taught across a variety of species. The center also offers indoor facilities for presentations and classroom training.

Visit our website for more information http://pugetsoundbirds.org/2013/06/24/september-2013-weekend-bander-training/

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