Advanced Bird-Banding

Advanced Bird-Banding

Course Number: BIOL X404.5

1.5 units

A focus on molt limits and other characteristics in North American birds as the relate to accurately determining their ages. You will cover plumage topography, molt terminology, and molt strategies among songbirds and their close relatives. You will discuss additional "age-ing" techniques such as skulling and morphometrics, and how to determine skull, fat, and mot scores.  Time will be also be spent on:

  • banding ethics
  • safe handling of birds
  • prevention and treatment of stress and injuries

Available Sections

Starting Apr 24


Starting Apr 24

Course Fees



Stephen J. Myers [ bio ]

close [x] Stephen J. Myers, Wildlife Biologist/Ornithologist, AMEC Earth and Environmental, Riverside. Myers has been studying the birds of Southern California for 26 years and has worked since 1987 as a consulting wildlife biologist, specializing in studies of endangered species such as the Least Bell's Vireo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and California Gnatcatcher, along with Lark Sparrows, Cactus Wrens, Le Conte's Thrashers and neotropical migrant landbirds. He has authored or co-authored papers on several aspects of natural history in Southern California, including bird distribution and habitat use, reptile and amphibian distribution and small mammal distribution and ecology.


Wed 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Apr 24, 2019

Wednesday's meeting will be held at UCX Extension campus on April 24, 2019. Remaining dates April 27 and May 12, 2019 are field trips. Travel time is included in class hours.

Sat 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Apr 27, 2019

Sun 9:00 am-4:00 pm
May 12, 2019

3 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

Wednesday's meeting will be held at UCX Extension campus on April 24. Remaining dates April 27 & May 12, are field trips. 

Class hours listed may include travel time to some field locations.



No Textbook Required.



Applicable Certificates

Available Sections


Section No.: 184CPD007

Dates: Apr 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Dates: Apr 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Dates: May 12, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Instructor: Stephen J. Myers

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: UCR Extension Center

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