The Powdermill Avian Research Center presents enormous opportunities for researchers. Our long-term dataset and current research activities present an incredible potential for collaborators to answer a variety of questions. Over the last several years we’ve engaged in dozens of collaborations and offered our data to outside researchers, which resulted in many peer-reviewed publications.
Founded in 1961, our bird banding program has run continuously, year-round, and consists of over 800,000 banding records. We capture and band more than 10,000 birds each year and our federal and state banding permits grant us permission to collect feather and blood samples, use auxiliary markers, and place tracking devices on birds.
The Powdermill Nature Reserve offers on-site housing, when available, at a reasonable fee for short-term or season-long residence.
If you would like to collaborate with us by gaining access to our dataset, requesting that we collect data for your project, or by coming to PARC to conduct your research, please reach out to our Banding Program Manager, Annie Lindsay. Those interested will be asked to submit a research proposal, and collaborators will sign a data use agreement.