Jamestown, NY – A few opportunities remain to observe the Audubon Nature Center’s participation in the continent-wide MAPS bird banding program now in its fifth year there.
You are welcome to watch ornithologists as they capture, band, and release birds, recording information for science. Remaining work dates are Friday, July 3; Saturday, July 11; Wednesday, July 22; and Saturday, August 8.
The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program is a collaborative effort among public agencies, non-governmental groups, and individuals to assist the conservation of birds and their habitats through demographic monitoring. Since 1989, more than 1,200 MAPS stations spread across nearly every state and Canadian province have collected over two million bird capture records that can increase the effectiveness of conservation efforts.