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The Bander's Code of Ethics
August 29, 2019

The Bander's Code of Ethics

More than anything else, banders are responsible for the safety and welfare of the birds they study. This means that stress and risks of injury or death need to be minimized. Some basic rules are as follows.

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Methods for Proper Mist Net Handling and Storage
June 27, 2019

Methods for Proper Mist Net Handling and Storage

Proper mist net use 101: putting up, closing, taking down a net, and storage tips.

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Ageing North American Landbirds by Molt Limits and Plumage Criteria
June 05, 2019

Ageing North American Landbirds by Molt Limits and Plumage Criteria

This photo guide accompanies Pyle Guide Part 1, and is extremely helpful as a visual aid in identification of molt limits and plumage patterns.

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Michigan Banding with Rich Keith: Banding Tips and Plier Use
May 10, 2019

Michigan Banding with Rich Keith: Banding Tips and Plier Use

Rich Keith discusses a brief history of bird banding, the different sizes of bands, and how to use and care for your banding pliers.

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