Date: 2/9/18 1:36 pm From: Adrian Wolf <awolf...> Subject: [Tweeters] Bird banding training 2018
In late May and early June 2018, The Center for Natural Lands Management will collaborate with The Evergreen State College and host the sixth annual bird banding training camp, to be held at Glacial Heritage Preserve in Thurston County, Washington. The training, to be proctored by Dan Froehlich (OrnithoLogistcs), will include all the aspects of setting up and running a MAPS (Monitoring Avian Survivorship and Productivity) station and would provide as a goal, banders who could extract birds captured, record data, and perform most aging and sexing of the common species. The focus of the training course will be on aging by wing feather patterns, sexing, and skulling with the goal of separating adults from juveniles. The intention is for each student to band and process 12-16 small to medium sized birds typically found in terrestrial habitats. This includes many species of passerines such as sparrows, finches, thrushes, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, creepers, flycatchers, and warblers. Small to medium-sized non-passerines may also be studied (e.g., woodpeckers, pigeons, and possibly small owls).
The training will comprise six mornings of fieldwork, and six afternoons of lectures over two weekends (25-28 May, and 2-4 June). The camp cost is $450, which includes a copy of the Pyle Guide Part I. The class limit is 13 students (minimum age is 18). Graduates of the class will be able to implement their newly acquired skills at two local MAPS stations (one located at Glacial Heritage Preserve, Thurston County; and the other located in Graham, Pierce County).
If you are interested in securing a spot in the training or need more details, please contact Adrian Wolf at <awolf...>
-- Adrian Wolf Conservation Biologist Center for Natural Lands Management 120 Union Ave SE #215 Olympia, WA 98501