Good News!!! The 2021 Banding Course will be taking place! Details soon to follow on this page!

2021 Bird Bander Training with Puget Sound Bird Observatory

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn the skills needed to participate in monitoring and research programs involving bird banding.

The Bander Training course is a five-day hands-on training class that takes place over two weekends in August.


Trainer Christine Southwick teaches the class at the Willow Creek Hatchery in Edmonds, Washington, where on-site native plant gardens and the nearby Edmonds Marsh support a variety of resident and migrating birds.

Images from the 2019 Banding Course