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Puget Sound Bird Observatory Banding Workshops August 2014

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Beginning Bird Bander Training is scheduled for the last two weekends in





Here is your chance to learn bird banding techniques at two

spectacular Northwest setting, both convenient to lodging and food.

The training follows North American Banding Council (NABC) guidelines

and includes 5 days of classroom and field instruction in riparian,

mixed forest habitat.




On-line registration will soon be available for our 3rd season of our

Weekend Bird Bander Training or email the address at the top of the

article to reserve your spot. The first weekend will be held at The

Northwest Stream Center in South Everett, Washington on the following

dates (participants must be present all days).




Friday, August 22, 2014 8 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 23, 2014 8 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday, August 24, 2014 7 am – 3:00 pm




The second weekend will be held at the Green River Natural Area,

about 7 miles east of Auburn, Washington along State Route 164.




Saturday, August 30, 2014 8 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday, August 31, 2014 7 am – 3:00 pm




This training is offered across two weekends specifically for people

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 with the goal of

engaging volunteers in PSBO banding projects to practice and hone

their skills.




No birding or banding experience is required. Participants must be

minimum 16 years of age.




FEES: $550– 500 +$50 materials. PSBO members pay only $ 500– $450 +$50 materials.




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 which covers netting and trapping

techniques, removal of birds from mist nets, proper handling,

processing (including biometrics, ageing and sexing, skulling), data

management, relations with the public, and banders’ code of ethics.




Reserve your spot today by emailing contact@pugetsoundbirds.org



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