September 2013 Weekend Bander Training

PSBO is pleased to announce a local two-weekend bird bander training class. Training will be held at the Northwest Stream Center, just off Interstate 5, between Seattle and Everett. This non-resident (for commuters) will take place over two weekends and is for beginner banders or those who have had some training but want to hone their skills.

Topics include netting and trapping techniques, removal of birds from mist nets, proper handling and processing of birds (including biometrics, ageing and sexing, skulling), data management, relations with the public, and banders’ ethics. At the conclusion of the weekend training, attendees will be assigned an experienced PSBO bander mentor for four follow-up training sessions between October 2012 – April 2013 at one of our winter color-banding stations in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park.

Days 1-4
Thursday September 5th, 7-9pm
Friday September 6th, 8am – 4pm
Saturday September 7th, 9am-4pm
Sunday September 8th, 8am-3pm

Days 5 and 6
Saturday September 14th, 9am-4pm
Sunday September 15th, 8am-3pm

Cost: PSBO members: $500; non-members $550. Pyle Guide included in fee.

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