Jamestown, NY – On Saturday mornings from April 30 through May 21, you are invited to join ornithologists at the Audubon Nature Center to observe the age-old technique of bird banding.
Dr. Scott Stoleson, Emily Thomas Perlock, and Don Watts are the bird scientists leading the work to discover details about the lives of birds. You can watch how they capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with identification bands, measure and weigh and then release them to go on with their lives. You might even be selected to help release a bird.
These scientists, who have both federal and state permits as well as 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.
You can drop in for any amount of time between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Come on your own or bring the kids with you to view this amazing process. If the weather is too foul, the nets will not be open.