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.

Celebrating IBBA’s 100th Anniversary!

Inland Bird Banding Association Annual Meeting
Hosted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory

October 28-30, 2022

​General Registration  –    $100
Student Registration  –      $80
Saturday Banquet Only –  $40

Register Here!
Registration includes the following…


  • 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.




​Papers and posters on any aspect of bird banding are invited. All presenters are encouraged to submit an abstract for the meeting program and subsequently for publication in North American Bird Bander.

Presentations are to be planned for 20 minutes including questions. The abstract submission deadline is September 1, 2022.  Please submit abstracts electronically as a MS Word or PDF to Or mail a hardcopy to:
Mark Shieldcastle, Research Director
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
13551 West State Route 2
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

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Meet amateur and professional banders and ornithologists with a wide range of interests and discuss mutual concerns.
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Past Meetings

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

IBBA Banding

IBBA Annual Meeting Documents

IBBA Meeting Guidelines
Past Annual Conferences