I have been OBBA President for six years and I
am handing off the president to Bob Scott Placier starting in 2018.
The objectives of the organization shall be to improve
and enhance bird banding techniques of researchers statewide, to assist
those who choose to use bird banding in their research by helping to see
that it is done according to the standards as set forth by the Bird
Banding Laboratory and the North American Banding Council, and to
educate and involve the public in the study, conservation, or enjoyment
of birds in the State of Ohio.
With itís Constitution and By-Laws, the Ohio Bird
Banding Association (O.B.B.A.) was organized in 1981 and began regular
meetings in August of that year. Our group is composed of concerned
ornithologists who band birds to increase our understanding of avian
ecology and migration. It also includes birding enthusiasts, who assist
banders or wish to learn more about birds. All OBBA outings, meetings
and activities are open to anyone! We encourage students, professors,
teachers, etc., families and friends to come and learn about birds and
OBBA is devoted to the understanding and conservation of birds that
reside in or migrate through our state. There are over 100 licensed bird
banders that operate in Ohio under the auspices of the United States
Geological Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
By becoming a member of OBBA today, bird banders, birders, bird
enthusiasts and YOU can enjoy the following:
Two conferences held each year in different locations in the state,
where various guest speakers present research and general bird
conservation issues and information..
Banding Demonstration at Caesar's Creek State Park. Early Spring a
flyer to be published here soon.
Informal exchange and discussions of information, ideas, tips,
techniques and banding ethics in accordance with the North American
Banding Council (NABC) guidelines.
Cooperative Research Projects such as M.A.P.S. banding, as well as the
banding of neotropical migrants, bluebirds, swallows, and raptors, to
name a few.
Periodic updates on conservation issues at the national and state level.
Comments from the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) and the Institute for
Bird Populations (IBP) relating to banding procedures, M.A.P.S.
Avian Productivity and Survivorship) and data collection techniques.
Access to procedures, training and testing opportunities for obtaining a
federal and state of Ohio bird banding license/permit in accordance with
Learn methods and techniques for attracting or locating birds for
banding or observation.
Learn methods for collecting, organizing, and publishing bird ecology
A repository for bird banding data upon the retirement or death of an
A resource for avian field guides and texts including: updates on
species identification, and techniques to properly age and sex birds.
A resource for locating banding stations near your vicinity for
opportunities to volunteer. Visit our website and volunteer today!