VARC Species Accounts

Each species banded at the Colony Farm Banding Station is represented in the World Bird Research portal.

The portal was developed and authored by Derek Matthews, VARC’s Chairman and a North American Banding Council (NABC) Certified Trainer, to provide comprehensive information on each of the species we have worked with at the station. By clicking on an individual species you will be able to use the Bird Guide to identify birds, learn about their life history and find information and cool facts. Furthermore, the portal provides comprehensive information and photographs to explain molt and how molt sequences allow us to accurately age North American landbirds in the hand. 

Please click on the World Bird Research graphic below to access the portal!