Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Hope, Lytton, Whistler, Squamish, Powell River, Howe Sound
The Vancouver Avian Research Centre has just posted dates for Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshops:

• June 5 - 7
• September 11 - 13

Consisting of both classroom sessions and hands-on instruction, the workshop provides an excellent opportunity to experience a professional bird monitoring and banding station in action and provides a fantastic opportunity to see birds up close and personal, to learn about their plumage, molt sequences and life habits.

The workshop has been developed for people with little or no bird banding experience, although those with existing experience have benefited enormously from the field and classroom sessions which teach accurate ageing and sexing of NA landbirds in the hand in a methodical way. Participants will receive training in bird safety and welfare, bird identification, bird banding and taking biometric measurements, ageing and sexing techniques, mist net use and data collection.

Most of all, these workshops are designed to be a fun and interesting experience and a way to take your interest in birds to the next level. See what people who have attended the workshops have to say and why the average rating from course participants is 9.5 out of 10!!

Full details of the course schedule, content and registration information can also be found online: ... -workshop/

Thank you!

Derek Matthews
Chairman / NABC Certified Trainer
Vancouver Avian Research Centre

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