The seven-day introductory course is designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary to participate in monitoring and research programs involving bird banding.
Skills taught include:
- Operation of mist-nets and safe extraction of birds
- Bird-handling skills
- In-hand ageing and sexing techniques
- Scoring and recording data using MAPS protocol and forms
Lectures and discussions cover:
- Banding ethics
- Avian life histories, energetics, molts, and plumages
- The permitting process
- The role of banding in research and monitoring
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Specific course details can be found at the Institute for Bird Populations website.
For more information about course content please contact the instructor Danielle Kaschube (firstname.lastname@example.org).