Date: 7/22/19 7:29 am
From: Josée Rousseau <josee.rousseau...>
Subject: [obol] OSU Bird Banding Class
There are three spots left for the hands-on bird banding class being
offered at Oregon State University, during the last two weeks of August (see
attached poster

Folks not completing a degree can also register. Here is a link with more
information about non-degree students:

The goals of the class are to learn to:
- Identify common songbird species migrating through the Willamette Valley.
- Handle passerines safely, assess and minimize the risks of injury and
mortality, and recognize the signs of stress in a bird and take appropriate
- Properly handle mist nets and identify the steps required to extract a
bird safely.
- Band songbirds and score and record various measurements accurately.
- Understand how and when to use each aging and sexing technique and use
the information to accurately determine the age and sex of the most
commonly captured species.
- Apply data entry and management principles and generate research
questions that can be answered using bird banding data.

No experience required. Students will obtain a North American Banding
Council (NABC) certificate of participation in a mist-netting and banding
workshop at the end of the course.

Do not hesitate to contact me or Joan Hagar (<joan_hagar...>) for more



Josée Rousseau
PhD Candidate, Dept. Forest Ecosystems and Society
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

(541) 286-8617

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