Bird Banding Demonstrations
What: Birdbanding includes capturing the bird, identifying it, placing a small numbered band on its foot, collecting basic information about its size, age, sex and condition, and releasing it. It's a common and effective way to get to know the habits of your local birds and help contribute to the scientific study of birds around the world. Bird banding is a common practice at bird observatories, by licensed banders who follow a Bander's Code of Ethics, which compels them to only capture and band birds under conditions that do not place unnecessary risks and stresses on the birds.
Where: A bird observatory or banding station. Find one near you. A licensed bird bander may come to you if your community has a safe and undisturbed spot to catch birds.
When: Best in the morning. A certified bander will know the best time to capture and band birds in your area.
Who: You'll need a licensed bird bander to lead the demonstration. Many bird banders are willing to demonstrate banding to a public audience.
Cost: Negotiable with bird bander.