To support the conservation and study of birds through bird banding

IBBA Annual Meetings



5Each 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
~Business meetings
~Social events and the annual banquet


Exhibits 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.


2017 Meeting at the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory








Check out highlights and photos from previous meetings!


2015 Annual Meeting in Moss Point, MS


2014 Annual Meeting in Regina, SK


2013 Annual Meeting in Pikeville, TN

2012 Annual Meeting in Bellevue, NE

2011 Annual Meeting in Weslaco, TX

2008 Annual Meeting in Foley, AL




Meeting locations from 1966 - 2013



Annual Meeting Guidelines