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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Bird Banding Basics


American oystercatcher chick banded by Alabama Audubon staff in 2019.

July 13 , 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT Monday, July 12th, and space is limited.

Registration is now closed. Check out our upcoming events here.

While this is a free event, please support our work if you are able by making a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/give.

Bird banding has been used to study birds as early as the 1600s. Today, researchers can use highly accurate GPS transmitters to follow birds across the globe, yet banding is still widely used in research and conservation. In this online course, our Science & Conservation Director will discuss how and why researchers use banding to study birds, show you several examples of banding projects, and tell you how to report a sighting of a banded bird. 

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Tuesday, July 13th, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT. It will be an hour-long online course with time at the end for questions.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form. If you do have a login, please use it as this helps us tremendously on our end! You should receive an automated email upon registering.

Please note, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom webinar instructions before the class (once registration closes). You’ll need the link or webinar ID and password from this email to join the meeting. In the event the link does not work for you, you may need to go to the Zoom website and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Please double check your email and make sure it’s a valid email address prior to completing your registration. We’ve had several kick-backs when sending the Zoom meeting instructions out to registrants, and you won’t be able to join the webinar without this information. Thanks!

Questions? Email the Programs Assistant.

FAQ’s:

I did not receive the email with the Zoom meeting instructions. Please double-check the email address you enter when registering for the online event as that is where the instructions will be sent (once registration closes). You may need to add us to your email provider’s safe sender list in the event it goes to spam. Also, please contact us by the morning of the event so that we have time to address your issue as generally you should have received the email right after registration closes.

The link doesn’t appear to be working. You may need to go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Also, wait until just a couple of minutes before the meeting is supposed to begin to try to enter the meeting. It will not work if you try to join the meeting half an hour before it’s scheduled to begin, for instance. You can also check to make sure your computer meets the system requirements by clicking here.

Will this be recorded, and will I have access to view it later? Yes, this course will be recorded and made available on our Vimeo page.

Is there a waiting list? We do not have waiting lists for our online events at this time.