To support the conservation and study of birds through bird banding

2014 Meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan



August 8-10, 2014

Hosted by Wascana Centre Authority


Friday, August 8 (Preliminary Program)


6:00 pm Registration

6:30 pm Welcome remarks & presentation on Wascana Centre & Saskatchewan

7:15 pm Walk around Wascana Centre birding


Saturday, August 9


7:00 am Banding session at Wascana Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship Station & undetermined field trip

Noon Lunch at Wascana Place (provided)

1:00 pm Paper session at Wascana Place

4:00 pm IBBA Annual General Meeting at Wascana Place

6:00 pm Banquet at Wascana Place (supper provided) & Silent Auction

7:00 pm Evening Presentation: EXCITING NEW FACTS FROM 1,100 SASKATCHEWAN TURKEY VULTURES by C. Stuart Houston, University of Saskatchewan



Sunday, August 10


8:00 am Field Trip north of Regina for a demonstration of applying patagial tags to Turkey Vultures and visit the Qu’Appelle Valley

Noon End of conference

8:00 pm Begin NABC Bander and Trainer Certification Session (see below for more information)




MORE 2014 MEETING INFORMATION



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Inland Bird Banding Association Annual Meeting
NABC Bander and Trainer Certification Session


The North American Banding Council (NABC) will be holding a Certification Session for ‘Trainer’ (3) and ‘Bander’ (5) landbird levels in conjunction with the IBBA Annual Meeting. Participants should have substantial experience operating mistnets, identifying and banding passerines and near-passerines in the hand, and in depth applied knowledge of advanced sexing and ageing techniques.


Participants are encouraged to visit NABC’s website for more information on the evaluation process, including reviewing Expectations for Candidates at Trainer and Bander-level certification sessions. The written and specimen exams will be administered as part of the certification session; candidates need not take them prior to arrival.

Participants  will also be responsible for covering personal costs (i.e.,accommodation and food) during the evaluation. Applicants should include a CV detailing past experiences banding landbirds and extracting  birds from mistnets, including approximate numbers of birds handled. Those interested in participating must state their interest by July 25th.

 Cost: $35/level (first come, first serve)

 Sunday 8/10 - 3:00 – 8:30 pm
 Monday 8/11 - 5:30 am – 8:00 pm
 Tuesday 8/12 - 5:30 am – 4:00 pm
 Wednesday8/13 - 5:30 am – 10:00 am (if required).


 Please contact Nick Bartok to sign up or for more information at nbartok@telus.net or 403-369-7870