Annual Meetings

Each year, usually in the autumn, IBBA holds an annual conference in a different part of the inland area.  There you can meet amateur and professional banders and ornithologists with a  wide range of interests and discuss mutual concerns.  The two day weekend meeting includes scientific papers and reports, informal talks about birds, workshop sessions on identification and banding techniques, field trips to watch birds and/or observe banding, a business meeting, and annual banquet.

2023 Upcoming IBBA Meeting!

Inland Bird Banding Association Annual Meeting
Warner Park Nature Center, Nashville, Tennessee

November 10-12, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Inland Bird Banding Association Annual Meeting is now open! Space is limited and we will close when we reach 100 attendees – so please register early!

IBBA 2023 Annual Meeting Registration- Friends of Warner Parks

The 2023 annual conference will be held at Warner Park Nature Center in Nashville, Tennessee on November 10–12, 2023. This meeting will include updates from IBBA and the Bird Banding Laboratory, scientific paper and poster presentations, a Saturday evening banquet, and a Sunday bird watching field trip or Motus workshop option.
The conference website also has hotel information (we encourage you to reserve a room asap) and instructions on how to submit an abstract for a poster or presentation.
If you have questions, please reach out to us at

We are looking forward to seeing you this fall,

The 2023 IBBA meeting planning team: David Aborn, Sandy Bivens, Susan Bradfield, Laura Cook, Vera Roberts, Kathy Shaw, Jessica Steele

2023 IBBA Meeting Sponsors

Meeting Sponsors

Past Meetings


  • Activities: Evening mixer / networking
  • Food: Grazing stations with BBQ, pasta, and nacho bars
  • Presentation by BSBO staff


  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bird banding at Black Swamp Bird Observatory
  • Lunch
  • Paper Presentations and Poster Sessions
  • IBBA Annual Meeting
  • Evening Banquet and Keynote Presentation

The Saturday night banquet will be buffet style and include oven-baked chicken, roast beef au jus, and vegetable lasagna.



Mark Shieldcastle, Research Director
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
13551 West State Route 2
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

The 2021 annual meeting was held in Springfield, Illinois at Lincoln Land Community College on October 8-10, 2021.

The 2020 annual meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The 2019  annual IBBA meeting was held on November 8–10, at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama

The annual meeting was held on October 26-28, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri