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bird banding and our organization
The Inland Bird Banding Association was organized over ninety years ago in 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, and in that same year began publishing the scientific work of bird banders. (For information about publication, check out our Publications page.) The IBBA has been growing ever since and now has members in 34 states and 4 provinces.
The Inland Bird Banding Association is an organization
for all who are interested in the serious study of birds, their conservation
and ecology. Organized originally for bird banders in the central United States
and Canada, the Association’s activities and publication are of such broad
interest that there are now members in most states and many nations. Become a member on our Membership page.
Each year, usually in the autumn, the Inland Bird Banding Association
holds an annual conference in a different part of the inland area.
There you can meet amateur and professional banders and ornithologists
with a wide range of interests, and discuss with them mutual concerns.
The two day weekend meeting includes the following activities:
Scientific papers and reports
Informal talks about birds
Workshop sessions on identification and banding techniques
Video and slide programs about birds
Field trips to watch birds and/or observe banding
Social events and the annual banquet
of banding equipment and literature are always featured at the
conference, and there is usually an exhibition of bird photography or
original artwork by members.