Jamestown, NY – On Saturday mornings from April 26 through May 17 and May 31, you can experience a scientific study: you can observe, and possibly even participate in, the annual bird banding at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary.
If you’ve never taken advantage of the opportunity to view this amazing process, now is the time. Come on your own or bring the kids with you.
You can drop in any time between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on any of these four Saturdays and learn from the researchers exactly how it is done.
The age-old technique of bird banding is used to discover details about the lives of birds. Scientists who have both federal and state permits – and a great deal of training and experience – capture the birds in “mist” nets, so-called because they are so fine they are almost like mist.
Dr. Scott Stoleson, Emily Thomas Perlock, and Don Watts will lead the bird banding.