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

Tel. 360-888-4369

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