Some of the successes of the Wascana MAPS station since 2010 are:
As part of the MAPS standard banding protocol only 6 days are spent banding in Wascana Marsh, which are evenly spaced throughout the breeding season.
Project Costs involve $200 to $400 each year for mist net replacement and other equipment. The head organizer has to prepare permits, order bands, get all the equipment ready, organize volunteers, set up nets the night before, be on site at 4:00am and run the banding program, take down nets, enter data, proof the data, submit banding data. It takes about 110 to 120 hours of time each year to run the program.
Our goal is to raise $1000 yearly to cover supplies as well as an honorarium to pay for the head organizer/banders to ensure this project continues into the future.