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Beginner Bird Banding Course
Monday, April 22,
7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Taught by Dr. Patricia Wohner, this seven-day course is intended for birders and wildlife biologists who wish to gain a hands-on introduction to bird banding. Skills taught include: safe operation of mist nets, methods for extracting birds from mist nets, bird handling skills, in-hand ageing and sexing techniques, and data scoring and recording using MAPS protocol and forms. Target netting skills may also be taught, depending on interest.
Every student will have the opportunity to handle passerines and near-passerines, including warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, and thrushes. Each day will consist of a morning practical of mist netting and banding birds, followed by an afternoon classroom session.
Dates & location: Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harris Center.
Cost (newly reduced!): $650/person (includes lunch)
Space is limited to seven participants and registration is required. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold a spot in the class. For more information or to register, contact Patricia Wohner at (423) 999-9019 or by email.
Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and NH Audubon.