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Workshops at Powdermill Avian Research Center

Workshop ParticipantsEach year, Powdermill Avian Research Center offers several workshops.  Check our News page for current workshop schedules.

Beginner Bird Banding

Participants in this workshop will have little or no experience with bird banding, and the emphasis of the workshop will be on developing skills in extracting birds from mist-nets and banding/collecting data on migratory birds.  In addition, participants will practice putting up and taking down mist-nets, species identification, and will be introduced to more advanced techniques of ageing and sexing birds.

However, the details of this workshop can be catered to the interests of the participants. 

The majority of time will be spent in the field with live birds, and these sessions will be complemented with some afternoon or evening presentations.

Each workshop costs $650 per person and on site lodging (with kitchen) is included.

If you are interested in our workshops or would like additional details please contact Luke DeGroote at DegrooteL@carnegiemnh.org or by phone at the Powdermill Avian Research [724-593-7521].

Advanced Bird Banding

Participants in the Advanced Bird Banding Workshops are expected to already be comfortable extracting birds from mist-nets.  The focus of this workshop will be on the ageing and sexing of passerines (using molt limits, plumage).  However, the details of this workshop can be catered to the interests of the participants. 

The majority of time will be spent in the field with live birds, and these sessions will be complemented with some afternoon or evening presentations.

Each workshop costs $650 per person and on site lodging (with kitchen) is included.

If you are interested in our workshops or would like additional details please contact Luke DeGroote at DegrooteL@carnegiemnh.org or by phone at the Powdermill Avian Research [724-593-7521].

Around the Region

There will be some free time available to explore the region. 

Points of interest in our region include:

 

 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.622.3131
cmnhweb@carnegiemnh.org 
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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