Bird Banding Association
is Canada's oldest banding organization. OBBA is
a non-profit, membership-driven and inclusive organization representing the interests of all
amateur and 'professional' bird banders across Ontario, from organized bird observatories and
academic institutions to educational and rehab banders.
Next Annual General Meeting is February 27, 2016 at Bird Studies Canada headquarters in Port Rowan.
- The study of ornithology,
especially by means of banding and other marking techniques
- The promotion of ornithological
investigations and the publication of scientific and educational papers pertaining
to those subjects, particularly within the Province of Ontario
- Cooperation with organizations
with similar objectives
Among its many
accomplishments, in 1960 OBBA proudly founded Long Point Bird Observatory, North America's
first Bird Observatory, which has evolved into Bird
Studies Canada. OBBA has also assisted in the establishment of, and retains close ties
with, several other bird observatories in Ontario.
Ontario Bird Banding Association provides a forum for communication among Ontario's banders
and those interested in the results of such work. It encourages the training of new banders,
serves as a liaison among Ontario's established bird observatories and sponsors special banding
OBBA publishes a Newsletter three times a year that keeps members informed of current events
and activities and includes short articles and reports. The Association's annual journal, Ontario
Bird Banding, includes reports from Ontario's bird observatories and other articles on banding
The Association holds an annual meeting featuring keynote speakers and reports from bird observatories
throughout Ontario. OBBA works closely with the Bird Banding Office of the Canadian Wildlife
Service and with established bird observatories on technical and regulatory matters.