Ecuador Avian Monitoring Volunteers

Volunteer Bird Banding Training Experience in Ecuador

Join Dr. Dusti Becker and other avian scientists at Reserva las Tangaras in the biodiverse Ecuadorian Andes near Mindo.  Learn to set up mist nets, extract birds from nets, record data at banding stations, and do bird surveys. Gain training in bird banding and enjoy plenty of time to photograph and enjoy more than 150 bird tropical species including ~ 20 different hummingbird and tanager species. 

We offer August and December bird monitoring training, each year.  Email Dr. Becker at for more information about the expeditions and how to apply for a team.