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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-369-7870