Western Bird Banding Association
Bander Training
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Foundational meeting to begin the Hummingbird sub-committee for the North American Banding Council (NABC)

Hosted by the Hummingbird Monitoring Network

8:30 am, Sept 12 through Lunch, Sept 15, 2018

Cady Hall @ Patagonia Public Library, Patagonia, AZ 85624


MEETING OBJECTIVES: Engage the hummingbird banding community with NABC and develop an effective hummingbird banding sub-committee which seeks to improve hummingbird banding skills and inform this community about the latest techniques and study designs. Any permitted hummingbird bander is welcome to attend. We are seeking input from the entire banding community, to put together an inclusive and informed repository related to hummingbird banding.

REGISTRATION: Both pre-meeting and onsite registration are available. If you want to pre-register and be updated with the latest meeting information, please visit https://ibo.boisestate.edu/nabc2018_hum_meeting/
Registration fee TBD based upon meeting costs. Payment will be collected at the meeting.

TENTATIVE AGENDA: If you would like to suggest agenda topics, please email your ideas to Jessica Pollock - jessicapollock@boisestate.edu for consideration. Pending topics include:

  • NABC banders code of ethics
  • Peer-review of the NABC Hummingbird Banders Manual
  • Peer-review of the paper draft for the Tarsus measurement and Band-size recommendation study
  • Discuss and Develop NABC Certification protocols and materials
  • Discuss and Develop Training modules, materials, and workshops
  • Study Designs: When is banding the most appropriate technique?
  • Banding Demonstrations: Technique Sharing and Evaluating
  • Open to additional topic ideas…


Contact Information:  If you would like to attend the workshop or if you have any additional questions, please contact Jessica Pollock - jessicapollock@boisestate.edu

Before you arrive:  Review the latest draft of the North American Banding Council’s Hummingbird Banders Manual and the paper draft for Band Size recommendations. These materials will be available  https://ibo.boisestate.edu/nabc2018_hum_meeting/ by August 12, 2018.

What to bring:  please bring the banding tools that you will want to use to demonstrate your banding techniques and be prepared to discuss techniques that you would like to show the meeting participants.

Lodging and Living Expenses:  Patagonia has many lodging options for your choice. Patagonia’s website: http://www.patagoniaaz.com/ provides much information, as do your favorite travel apps.