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Foundational meeting to begin the Hummingbird Sub-committee for the North American Banding Council (NABC). Hosted by:


When: 8:30 am, Sept 12 through Lunch, Sept 15, 2018

Where: Cady Hall @ Patagonia Public Library, Patagonia, AZ 85624

This webpage is where we will be posting latest updates and more information about the meeting as it is developed. 

HOW TO REGISTER: Both pre-meeting and onsite registration are available (but we very much prefer you to register BEFOREHAND so we can have a sense of how many people will be attending). Registration fee is still to be determined, but will be around $70 or so (includes a catered lunch, dinner, and snacks/coffee during the meeting). Payment will be collected at the meeting (CASH OR CHECK ONLY).  To register, please copy and paste the below questions into an email, and send the email to

  • Name:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email address:
  • Are you a current permitted hummingbird bander?
  • Where do you band?
  • Do you have any specific topics you’d like to see discussed at this meeting, relating to NABC and hummingbird banding?

MEETING OBJECTIVES: Engage the hummingbird banding community with NABC and develop an effective hummingbird banding sub-committee which seeks to improve hummingbird banding skills and inform this community about the latest techniques and study designs. Any permitted hummingbird bander is welcome to attend. We are seeking input from the entire banding community, to put together an inclusive and informed repository related to hummingbird banding.

TENTATIVE AGENDA can be seen HERE. If you would like to suggest agenda topics, please email your ideas to Jessica Pollock –

Before you arrive:  Review the latest 2018 draft of the North American Banding Council’s Hummingbird Banders Manual HERE and the draft for Band Size recommendations (coming soon). Please bring your comments to the meeting – we will attempt to review the entire manual, which will only work if everyone comes having already read it. It may be helpful to print a copy and bring it with you.

What to bring:  please bring the banding tools that you will want to use to demonstrate your banding techniques and be prepared to discuss techniques that you would like to show the meeting participants.

Lodging and Living Expenses:  Patagonia has many lodging options for your choice. Patagonia’s website: provides much information, as do your favorite travel apps.