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The Institute for Bird Populations is partnering with several host organizations across the country to hold both beginner and advanced banding classes.

An Advanced banding class will be held at the Southern Sierra Research Station in south central California, in the foothills of the Sierras April 10-14, 2017. More information is available on the class information sheet (http://birdpop.org/docs/misc/AdvancedBirdBanding_SSRS_info.pdf). Please contact Michelle Johnson (email:michelleatssrs@gmail.com; phone: 760-378-3345) at the Southern Sierra Research Station to register. ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL THIS CLASS BEGINS

A Beginner banding class will be held at the Opossum Creek Retreat (http://www.opossumcreek.com/) in south central West Virginia, just minutes from the New River Gorge National River. The class is scheduled for April 22-28, 2017. Please contact the class host, Keith Richardson (email:retreat@opossumcreek.com; phone: 888-488-4836) for more information. ONLY THREE WEEKS UNTIL THIS CLASS BEGINS

Two banding classes will be held at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northeastern Minnesota. The Advanced class will be held June 13-17, 2017 and the Beginner class will be held June 18-25, 2017. Please contact the class host, Peter Harris (email: peter.harris@wolf-ridge.org) or check out the banding class page (http://wolf-ridge.org/camp/advanced-bird-banding-courses/) on Wolf Ridge's website for more information about the classes and how to register.

Two banding classes will be held on Hurricane Island off the coast of central Maine. The Advanced class will be held July 12-15, 2017 and the Beginner class will be held July 16-22, 2017. Please contact the class host, Phoebe Jekielek (email: phoebe@hurricaneisland.net; phone: 207-867-6050), or see the banding class registration page (http://www.hurricaneisland.net/bird-banding/) on Hurricane Island Foundation's website for more information about the class, including how to register.

An Advanced banding class will be held at Environmental Studies on the Piedmont (http://www.envstudies.org/) near Warrenton, Virginia from September 10-14, 2017. Please contact Environmental Studies (email:twood@gmu.edu) for more information about the class and information on how to register.

Past participants have raved about the beautiful scenery and accommodations at all of these locations as well as all they have learned during the classes. We hope to see you there!

Danielle Kaschube
MAPS and Bander Training Coordinator
dkaschube@birdpop.org

Please pass this information on to people that would be interested. For more information on the Institute for Bird Populations banding classes please visit: http://www.birdpop.org/pages/birdBandingClasses.php

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