Fredonia, NY – “Bird in Hand” is the program at the next Lake Erie Bird Club meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at BOCES on the Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia.
Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s Jennifer Schlick and Terry LeBaron will give a presentation about the Center’s spring bird banding. On Saturday mornings from April 25 through May 16, the public can observe ornithologists (bird scientists) and possibly even participate in this age-old technique 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. Observers can watch how they capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with identification bands, measure, weigh, and then release them.