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