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Official NABC Bird Banding Workshop


NABC is back at Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society, located in the mystic Maya Mountains of Belize, this course is sectioned into two stages.

Workshop: Takes place 21-25 March 2021, arrival on 20th March, departure 26th March.

Composing of primarily field-based instructions, which includes recapping the understanding of Plye, molt strategies, mist netting, bird extraction, processing, banding and principled ethics of the NABC.

Certification: Takes place 26-27 March 2021, arrival 25th March, departure 28th March.

Certify, for Assistant Bander, Bander or Trainer through a series of examination processes led by qualified instructors of the North American Banding Council (NABC)


900 USD                         5-day workshop only

400 USD                         2-day certification only

1350 USD                       7-day workshop and certification


Please contact us at registration@ecorana.ca to register

Course is hosted in an open-air facility with small groups (max. 4 per trainer) at T.R.E.E.S Research Center, Covid Safe Gold Standard approved.


No experience needed however experience working in bird banding, extracting and/or avian handling is advised, with 30 + hours bird banding experience highly suggested. Hours and experience will not be logged during this course however it is recommended participants show confidence, experience and understanding before undertaking certification.

Assistant bander: Perfect for budding biologists/ecologists and birders of some experience in bird banding and mist net set up.

Bander: Suitable for experienced biologists and birders who have worked at bird banding stations longer than 6 months

Trainer: Suitable for Banders with many years’ experience in banding and running their own station.

See www.nabanding.net for more information.

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