2015 Meeting in Moss Point, MS

To support the conservation and study of birds through bird banding

The Inland Bird Banding Association met at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Moss Point, Mississippi, from 13 - 15 November 2015.  The meeting was hosted by Scott Rush of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.  Friday activities included meeting by IBBA’s Board of Directors, general registration and reception and night surveys for Yellow Rail and other species at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.  Saturday morning included morning field trip to Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas to target Henslow’s Sparrows and other grassland species.  Paper sessions were held in the afternoon.  The evening banquet speaker was Frank Moore, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, speaking on Long Term Banding, Environmental Change and Migration Biology.  Additional local field trips were held on Sunday morning.

 Meeting Photos

We welcome any current IBBA members to post photos from previous meetings our gallery.  If you wish to post photos, please submit them, with accompanying captions, and copyright info (if necessary) to erikadittmar@yahoo.com.  Photos must illustrate good banding practices, including proper grips, as endorsed by the North American Banding Council.  Photos will be reviewed before posted.  Any photos not adhering to these standards cannot be accepted.  (We suggest getting subjects' approval before posting photos with readily-identifiable people in them.)