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Derek, thanks to you and Carol for the BESTEST Bird Banding Workshop I have EVER attended, which include 5 field sessions with classes for Beginners & 2 Advanced field/class sessions by Pyle!


Virtual Workshop

The Vancouver Avian Research Centre is delighted to announce that it will conduct a ‘Virtual Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop on Saturday and Sunday July 10th & 11th. 

To comply with Covid guidelines under the BC Restart Program, the classroom sessions will be held via Zoom on Saturday and Sunday July 10th and 11th. Workshop participants will then have the option to attend two subsequent field session trips to the Colony Farm banding station for practical field sessions anytime over the next 12 months as Covid restrictions ease.

We are confident that this structure will provide people with the solid technical foundations to accurately age and sex North American landbirds in the hand allowing them to take this knowledge in to the field.

Cost: $195 (Adult) – Zoom sessions only (plus the optional two field trips if required +$150)

           $145 (Student) – Zoom sessions only (plus the optional two field trips if required +$150)

The zoom sessions will consist of video and presentation materials which will also be available for print and provide an excellent opportunity for participants to learn about the plumage, molt sequences and life habits of North American passerines.

The workshop has been developed for people with little or no bird banding experience, although those with existing experience have benefited enormously from the classroom sessions which teach accurate ageing and sexing of NA landbirds in the hand in a methodical and understandable way. Participants will also receive training in bird safety and welfare, ageing and sexing techniques, mist net use and data collection providing a solid foundation of the technical skills required for the field.

Most of all, these workshops are a fun and interesting experience and a way to take your interest in birds to the next level. See what people who have attended previous workshops have to say and why the average rating from course participants is 9.5 out of 10!!


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Banding Workshop Pricing:

$195 (Adult) – Zoom sessions only (plus the optional two field trips if required +$150)

 $145 (Student) – Zoom sessions only (plus the optional two field trips if required +$150)

Price includes:

Online classroom sessions Friday and Saturday and optional field trips if required.

All course materials.

Payment can be made through the links on the page or by cheque payable to:

4115 Braemar Road East
North Vancouver BC
V7K 3C9

To Register, please fill out form:

Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop Registration
Your bird banding experience: *

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