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NABC Certification Session - Sept 12-14 @ Powdermill PA

Guest Andrea Patterson

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Guest Andrea Patterson

The North American Banding Council (NABC) will be holding a Certification Session for landbirds on September 12-14, 2014 at Powdermill Avian Research Center (PARC).  Testing will be available at the bander level for up to six candidates, and at the trainer level for up to three candidates.  If space permits, candidates will also be accepted at the assistant bander level; contact Andrea Patterson for more information.


Bander-level candidates are encouraged to contact an NABC trainer as early as possible to proctor the written exam portion of the certification before to coming to PARC; however, for those not able to do so, the exam may be taken at PARC by prior arrangement.


Trainer candidates who have previously passed bander certification need not retake the written exam if they obtained a grade of 90 or better in the last five years.  Candidates not yet bander certified may apply for both the bander and trainer candidate positions, and will be evaluated for trainer based on first passing the bander certification at this session.


Applications and more information, including the Expectations for Candidates, may be obtained from the NABC website at <http://www.nabanding.net/certification-process/>.  Applications should be submitted no later than August 20 to Andrea Patterson, 144 Greystone Lane #24, Rochester, NY 14618; phone 585-490-5361; <andrea.j.patterson-at-gmail.com>.  Please include a CV detailing past experiences banding landbirds and extracting birds from mistnets, including approximate numbers of birds handled.  Accepted candidates will be notified no later than August 25.


Candidates will be responsible for the testing fee of $35/level, as well as an additional $25 for meals and expenses.  Those wishing to stay on-site may do so for an additional $30/night.  Checks or money orders should be made out to Andrea Patterson.

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