Date: 11/9/17 12:45 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Starr Ranch Bird Banding Workshops
For those of you who are interested in local bird banding opportunities,
Starr Ranch is bringing back their banding workshops again next year. See
below for details.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM


*Bird Banding Workshops at **Audubon **Starr Ranch **Spring 2018*
*Beginning and Advanced Banding Workshops March 10-11 and March 17-18*

Audubon California’s 4000-acre Starr Ranch Sanctuary in southeast Orange
County invites you to our spring bird banding workshops for adults.
Because of the specialized nature of these workshops, we are asking that
only serious students and potential Starr Ranch bird banding volunteers
attend. The workshops will be taught by Starr Ranch ornithologist Kim
Geissler, an experienced bander who has worked at multiple banding stations
and on various other banding projects. Space is limited.

*BEGINNING BIRD BANDING WORKSHOP*
This workshop is for those with little or no bird banding experience.
Participants will learn how to safely capture and release birds. They will
learn how to hold, band, and take measurements on birds in the hand.
Afternoon discussions will focus on bird identification, banding safety and
ethics.

*DATES AND TIMES:* Saturday and Sunday, March 10 –11, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
daily
*COST:* $250 or $255 with tent camping (BYO lunch & snacks, morning coffee
& bagels provided)

*ADVANCED BIRD BANDING WORKSHOP*
This workshop is for more experienced banders (banded at least 50 birds) or
have taken the beginning workshop who want to take their skills to the next
level. Participants will focus mainly on advanced ageing and sexing of
birds in the hand. Afternoon discussions will focus on detailed analysis
and understanding of the molt cycle and bird plumage characteristics, as
well as advanced use of the Pyle guide.

*DATES AND TIMES:* Saturday and Sunday, March 17 – 18, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
daily
*COST:* $250 or $255 with tent camping (BYO lunch & snacks, morning coffee
& bagels provided)

*RESERVATIONS*: Contact Kim at 949-858-0309 <(949)%20858-0309> or
<kgeissler...>

 
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