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Nature Reserve & Biological Station

NABC Bird Banding
Workshop & Certification

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We are happy to announce that our bird banding training opportunities are back with the 4th workshop and our second NABC certification session in Ecuador!!


Workshop April 26 - May 2, 2024

The objective of our 7-day intensive workshop is to hone banding skills, practice ageing and sexing techniques of wild birds in the hand, as well as their safe handling and extraction from mist nets. Lectures will focus on the ethics and safety of banding as well as on the analysis of molt cycles and patterns with the WRP system.

Individuals who are new to bird banding will learn the basics of scientific bird banding and avian monitoring techniques, while those who already possess some banding skills will be able to advance their comprehension of molt strategies, ageing and sexing techniques of birds in the hand.

Certification Session May 2 - 5, 2024

The NABC certification session is aimed at people who already have extensive experience in handling and identifying birds, setting up mist nets and operating a banding station, as well as additional knowledge of the protocols established by the NABC banding guidelines and manuals. Preference for certification will be given to Ecuadorian applicants. For more information on expectations and the certification process please read here and visit the NABC website.

Application deadline: March 15, 2024

Selected participants will be notified on March 17 and must pay the registration fee no later than March 31st.



Workshop only:

1200 USD Intl. // 490 USD Ecuadorians*

Certification only: 300 USD

Workshop & Certification:

1500 USD // 790 USD Ecuadorians*

* Scholarship


* Depending on the availability of funds we can offer a certain amount of spots at a reduced rate for Ecuadorian participants.

Eligible applicants for the partial scholarship will be chosen in order of submission of applications and previous experience in banding.

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