Previous Meetings

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WBBA organizes an annual meeting, hosted alongside a partner organization somewhere in the Western USA. Locations are always selected for their specific birding and banding opportunities.

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​2021 - VIRTUAL - meeting held online due to COVID safety

   >> 2021 meeting info - recorded videos linked here

2020 - meeting cancelled due to COVID pandemic

2019 - Sept. 20-22 - Brighton, CO

2018 - Sept. 6-9 - Fairbanks, Alaska

2017 - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, Cave Junction, OR

2016 - Oct. 6-9 - Point Reyes Station, CA

2015 - Sept. 4-7 - Vancouver Avian Research Centre, Vancouver, BC

Numbers in "[brackets]" refer to the volume of NABB or its' predecessor where
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2014, Sept. 18-21 [38:4] Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory, Arcata, CA
2013, Sept. 11-14 [38:2] Arizona Folklore Preserve, Ramsey Canyon, AZ
2012, June 22-24 [36:4] Running Y Ranch, Klamath Falls, OR
2011, Aug. 12-15 [36:1] Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City, UT
2010, Oct. 1-3 [35:1] Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary, Trabuco Canyon, CA
2009, Aug. 28-30 [34:1] San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Milpitas, CA
2008, Sept. 5-7 [32:4] Idaho Bird Observatory, Boise, ID
2007, Oct. 12-14 [32:1] PRBO Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA
2006, Sept. 14-17 [31:1] Rio Grande Nature Center, Albuquerque, NM
2005, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 [30:1] Camarillo, CA  CANCELLED
2004, Sept. 9-12 [29:1] Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR
2003, Aug. 28-30 [27:4] Teller Wildlife Refuge, Corvallis, MT
2002, Sept. 6-8 [27:1] Bisbee Convention Center, Bisbee, AZ
2001, Sept.21-23 [26:1] Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
2000, Sept. 8-10 [25:3] Alaska Bird Observatory, Fairbanks, AK
1999, Sept. 24-26 [24:4] Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV
1998, Sept. 24-27 [23:3] Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, CA
1997, Oct. 3-5 [22:2] Longstreet Inn, Amargosa Valley, NV
1996, Sept. 12-15 [21:1] Camp Kuratli, Boring, OR
1995, Sept. 22-24 [20:3] Rio Grande Nature Center, Albuquerque, NM
1994, Sept. 16-18 [19:2] Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR
1993, Aug. 20-22 [18:4] SFSU, Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Sattley, CA
1992, Oct. 23-25 [18:1] UC Motte Rimrock Reserve, Perris, CA
1991, Oct.. 11-13 [16:4] Golden Eagle Audubon Chapter, Boise, ID
1990, Aug. 24-26 [15:1] Beaverhill Bird Observatory, Edmonton, AB
1989, Oct. 13-15 [14:2] Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV
1988, Oct. 7-9 [13:1] Private ranch (now Humboldt Bay Bird Observ.), Arcata, CA
1987, Oct. 9-11 [12:4] Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1986, Oct. 10-12 [12:1] SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
1985, June 3-6 [10:3] YMCA Association Camp, Estes Park, CO
1984, April 20-22 [8:3] San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, CA
1983, May 19-22 [7:4] Albuquerque, NM
1982, April 22-25 [7:3] Logan, UT
1981, April 18-19 [6:1] El Coronado Ranch, Chiricahuas, AZ
1980, March 21 [5:1] La Quinta Royale Motor Inn, Corpus Christi, TX
1979, May 5-6 [4:1] SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
1978, May 11-14 [3:1] Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ
1977, April 23-24 [2:2] Utah State Univ., Logan UT
1976, June 4-6 [1:1] Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO
1975, Sept. 19-21 [50:2] Calif. State Univ., Fresno, CA
1974, May 8-12 [49:1] Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
1973, June 16-17 [48:2] Golden Tee Lodge, Morro Bay, CA
1972, June 9-11 [47:2] Sunriver Lodge, Bend, OR
1971, Jan. 15-17 [45:4] Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1970, Apr. 24-26 [45:1] Point Loma Inn, San Diego, CA
1969, Apr. 25-27 [44:1] Univ. Of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1968, May 25-26 [43:2] Cafe Caravan, Grand Junction, CO
1967, May 20-21 [42:2] Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Bolinas, CA
1966, June 18-19 [41:2] Donner St.Pk., Truckee, CA
1965, June 14-15 [40:2] Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1964, May 16-17 [39:2] Valley of the Moon, Glen Ellen, CA
1963, May 31-June 1 [38:2] Malheur NWR, Burns, OR
1962, May 19-20 [37:2] Diablo Country Club, Diablo, CA
1961, May 20-21 [36:2] Mount Hermon Assn., Mount Hermon, CA
1960, May 14-15 [35:2] Private home, Salinas, CA
1959, May 16-17 [34:2] Private home, Clear Lake Oaks, CA
1958, May 17-18 [33:2] Private home, Salinas, CA
1957, May 18-19 [32:2] Private home, Salinas, CA
1956, May 20 [31:2] Hastings Reservation, Carmel Valley, CA
1955, May 15 [30:2] Private home, Larkspur, CA
1954, May 16 [29:2] Mills College, Oakland, CA
1953, May 10 [28:2] California Junior Museum, Sacramento, CA
1952, May 10 [27:4] El Portal Cafe, San Francisco, CA
1951, April 15 [26:1] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1950, April 23 [25:2] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1949, May 8 [24:3] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1948, April 11 [23:1] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1947, April 13 [22:1] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1946, Sept. 8 [21:4] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1945, Nov. 11 [20:4] Pasadena, CA
1944 not held [20:4]
1943 not held [20:4]
1942, April 12 [17:1] Private home, Pomona, CA
1941, April 20 (?) [16:1] ?
1940, April 14 [15:1] Private home, Los Angeles, CA
1939, April 9 [14:2] Private home, Sierra Madre Villa, CA
1938, Oct. 17-21 [13:3] Washington, D.C.
1937, Dec. 20 [13:1] Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA
1936, Oct. 11 [11:3] Private home, Pasadena, CA
1935 no record found
1934 no record found
1933 no record found
1932 no record found
1931 no record found
1930, June 7 [5:2] Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1929, June 9 [4:2] Private estate, Altadena, CA
1928, May 12 [3:3] Calif. Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, CA
1927, April 16 [2:3] Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
1926, April 10 [1:3] Los Angeles Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1925, Convened January 11 Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA 

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