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WBBA Annual Meeting
September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019
We are pleased to invite you to the 2019 Western Bird Banding Association meeting, which will be held in eastern Colorado this fall and hosted by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
This meeting will be based out of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies headquarters at Barr Lake State Park. Eastern Colorado is a convergence zone for eastern and western bird species and is an important travel corridor during fall migration. Over 240 bird species have been recorded at Barr Lake State Park in the month of September!
Barr Lake is the site of a long-term banding station that caught 1,902 individuals across 61 species last fall alone. The station will be operating during the meeting, and we plan to take groups there each morning. Brighton is only half an hour north of the Denver International Airport and provides easy access to the front range and eastern plains, as well as dozens of riparian habitat patches that are birding hot spots during migration.
This year’s meeting will feature several half- and full-day field trips, including the Pawnee National Grassland. The PNG is a diverse landscape with a mix of riparian and grassland habitats, where over two-dozen warbler species—and both McCown’s and Chestnut Longspur—have been recorded during September. The meeting will also feature talks and workshops, as well as a banquet dinner and many social activities.
» Professional/current WBBA member – USD $100.00
» Professional /non-member – USD $120.00; includes a year-long membership to WBBA
» Student or intern/current WBBA member – USD $25.00
» Student or intern/non-member – USD $40.00; includes a year-long membership to WBBA)
If you have any questions, conctact: Amber Carver.