Introduction to Bird-Banding

Introduction to Bird-Banding

Course Number: BIOL X404.4

2 units

Through short lectures and hands-on experience, you will study the ethics and history of bird-banding and tracking; how to handle birds correctly; and how bird-banding is used to develop information for research and monitoring. You will capture and band resident and wintering birds in Southern California, gather important biological information, and discuss:

  • Sex-related differences
  • Age classes
  • Wintering site tenacity
  • Survivorship of the wild birds observed

Available Sections

Starting Jan 23


Starting Jan 23

Course Fees

$195 Early Bird Discount ends on Jan 17
$225 after Jan 17


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
Jan 23, 2019

Wed. 6-9 pm, Jan. 25, Sat and Sun. 7 am-4 pm Jan. 26 & 27/ Wednesday evening only at UNEX- parking included. Saturday and Sunday are field trips.

Sat, Sun 7:00 am-4:00 pm
Jan 26 - Jan 27, 2019

3 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

Wednesday evening only at UNEX- parking included. Saturday and Sunday are field trips.


No Textbook Required.


No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

Available Sections


Section No.: 183CPD006

Dates: Jan 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Dates: Jan 26 - Jan 27, 2019

Time: 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Instructor: Stephen J. Myers

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: UCR Extension Center

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