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Andrea Patterson

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  1. Whether delicate or robust, mist nets strung across the landscape afford scientists the opportunity to conduct investigations that can only be done in the hand. But working with mist nets isn’t the only net work that banders do . . . Networks of researchers collaborate to collect data and draw conclusions that far surpass the scope of a single bander working in isolation. Networks of banders connected through organizations like EBBA unite, support and educate both novice and experienced practitioners. Social and business networks connect bird observatories to the broader community. Join us for the 96th meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association as we celebrate networks of all kinds. Submissions are being solicited for both the oral paper session and the poster session. We are especially interested in papers that reflect some aspect of this year’s theme, and we welcome papers that involve research done by collaborative projects such as the MAPS or the SHARP programs, or the Motus Wildlife Tracking System. We also welcome presentations highlighting the relevance of interpersonal networks, social media networks, and business networks to the banding community. Presentations on other topics will be considered as well. Presentations may reflect original research, summarize existing information, address the use of banding as a tool in avian research and monitoring, present improvements and innovations in banding, or explore novel ways of using banding to teach and communicate science to the public. The scientific session will be held on 13 April (Saturday), and offers an opportunity to connect with a community of avian researchers and banders from the eastern United States and Canada. Please submit abstracts electronically to Andrea Patterson at <andrea.j.patterson AT gmail.com>. EBBA Presentation Announcement 2019.pdf
  2. Mist nets are an integral tool for capturing birds from almost every taxa including hummingbirds, passerines, raptors, shorebirds, and waterfowl. Whether delicate or robust, nets strung across the landscape afford researchers the opportunity to conduct investigations that can only be done in the hand. But . . . working with mist nets isn’t the only net work that we do. Networks of researchers collaborate to collect data and draw conclusions that far surpass the scope of a single bander working in isolation. Programs like MAPS, the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, Project Owlnet, and the Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program all use the power of a network to track trends even across the hemisphere, and the insights they reveal can be staggering. Networks of banders connected through organizations like the Eastern Bird Banding Association and the North American Banding Council unite, support and educate both novice and experienced practitioners, leading to an ever more competent, ethical, and safe pool of researchers. Social and business networks connect bird observatories to the broader community, enabling banders to bring their knowledge and love of all things avian to the general public. Whether we’re watching a wide grin crack the face of a child “helping” to release a bird, or marveling that a facebook post about a foreign recapture is “liked” several thousand times, we hope that we’re changing the way the rest of the world views birds. Join us for the 96th meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association, as our network meets on the south shore of Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY on April 12-14, 2019 for a program filled with workshops, demonstrations, papers, field trips, and – of course – our famous bucket raffle. We hope to see you there!
  3. The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applicants for grant awards to be used toward research using banding or other avian marking techniques. From one to five grants of up to $1000 each will be awarded with priority given to research being conducted on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province included in EBBA territory. Projects that are planned for other portions of the United States, Canada, or the Western hemisphere also may be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged. Applicants should submit a resume of their banding and ornithological background, the project plan including the significance of the study and a budget. No formal application forms are necessary, but we ask that all applications be submitted electronically. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document, with the following naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_EBBA2019. Grant requests must be received by 15 March, and award announcements will be made no later than April 30. Grantees are strongly encouraged to become members of EBBA, and are asked to submit a summary of their work at the end of the year, or present at least part of their study at the annual EBBA meeting. Travel grants for this purpose are available. Send applications and/or inquiries by 15 March 2019 to: Andrea Patterson andrea.j.patterson-AT-gmail.com EBBA Grant Announcement 2019.pdf
  4. This year, the Eastern Bird Banding Association will have its annual meeting on the stunning Schoodic Penninsula in Maine from 22-24 June. We hope you will join us for some great workshops and research talks, our fantastic bucket raffle, and - of course - puffins! We are soliciting abstracts for the poster and paper sessions, which will be held on Saturday 23 June. Presentations can reflect original research, summarize existing information, address the use of banding as a tool in avian research and monitoring, present improvements and innovations in banding, or explore novel ways of using banding to teach and communicate science to the public. We especially encourage abstracts addressing research in which banding was an essential component, but will consider submissions from a broader spectrum of research as well. Please submit poster abstracts electronically to Andrea Patterson <andrea.j.patterson@gmail.com>, and paper abstracts electronically to Lisa Kiziuk <lkr@wctrust.org>. For additional information about the 2018 meeting, check our our website <http://www.easternbirdbanding.org/2018-ebba-meeting/>. -- Andrea Patterson Director, Braddock Bay Bird Observatory 144 Greystone Lane #24 Rochester, NY 14618 Tel. - (585) 490-5361 andrea.j.patterson@gmail.com EBBA Call for Presentations 2018.pdf
  5. The 94th annual meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will be held April 8-10, 2016 in Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia. Our theme is "Birding with a purpose: banding to further conservation" and our keynote speaker will be renowned naturalist, writer and bird bander Scott Weidensaul. For over 100 years bird banding has helped society better understand the natural history of birds. This knowledge was translated into an improved ability to conserve bird populations, from harvested species, through uncommon non-game birds, to threatened and endangered species. Bird conservation challenges will continue and grow during the coming years. Bird banding continues to be an essential tool for wildlife conservation as our world changes in response to the stresses human populations place on the Earth. The theme for the 2016 annual meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will focus on current applications of bird banding to bird conservation efforts in the early decades of the 21st century. Paper proposals should be sent to Maren Gimpel <Mgimpel2-at-washcoll.edu> by March 1, 2016. Speakers will be notified of acceptance by March 6th. Presenters have their registration fee waived and Saturday's lunch provided. Members and non-members are invited to attend. Please see our meeting website for more details.
  6. A new meeting has been added to the =1']Ornithology Meetings database. Meeting Description: The 94th annual meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will be held April 8-10, 2016 in Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia. Our theme is "Birding with a purpose: banding to further conservation" and our keynote speaker will be renowned naturalist, writer and bird bander Scott Weidensaul. For over 100 years bird banding has helped society better understand the natural history of birds. This knowledge was translated into an improved ability to conserve bird populations, from harvested species, through uncommon non-game birds, to threatened and endangered species. Bird conservation challenges will continue and grow during the coming years. Bird banding continues to be an essential tool for wildlife conservation as our world changes in response to the stresses human populations place on the Earth. The theme for the 2016 annual meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will focus on current applications of bird banding to bird conservation efforts in the early decades of the 21st century. Paper proposals should be sent to Maren Gimpel <Mgimpel2-at-washcoll.edu> by March 1, 2016. Speakers will be notified of acceptance by March 6th. Presenters have their registration fee waived and Saturday's lunch provided. Members and non-members are invited to attend. Please see our meeting website for more details. Meeting Website: http://www.easternbirdbanding.org/2016-ebba-meeting/ Click here to view the meeting
  7. Braddock Bay Bird Observatory (BBBO), located near Rochester NY, will be holding a North American Banding Council (NABC) certification session for landbirds on October 4-6, 2013. Testing will be available at the bander level for up to six candidates seeking or already possessing a US or Canadian banding permit or subpermit, and at the trainer level for up to three candidates who have already achieved NABC bander-level certification. Applications may be obtained from the NABC website http://www.nabanding.net, and may be submitted no later than August 24 to Andrea Patterson, 144 Greystone Lane #24, Rochester, NY 14618; phone 585-490-5361; ajpforbusiness@gmail.com. An additional charge of $25 per person is needed for snacks, lunches and dinners. Checks or money orders should be made out to Elizabeth W. Brooks. Accepted candidates will be notified no later than August 31. NABC manuals and certification expectations are also available from the NABC website. Those seeking bander certification are encouraged to contact an NABC trainer (see website) as early as possible to proctor the written exam portion of the certification prior to coming to BBBO; however, for those not able to do so, the exam may be taken at BBBO by prior arrangement. Passing the examination is required in order to participate in the bander field evaluation. Trainer candidates who have previously passed bander certification need not retake this written exam if they obtained a grade of 90 or better in the last five years. Persons 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 and a written exam score of 90 or better.
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