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Bird Banding Winter Session

February 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bird banding, or bird ringing, is an universal, indispensable technique for studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds. Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band around a bird’s leg in order to identify individual birds from the band’s unique number.

This technique has been used for centuries to identify captive birds, such as falcons. Today, banding is also utilized to track millions of wild birds.

Come see what winter birds we can catch and release for science.

Instructor: Brad Bumgardner
Interpretive Naturalist, Indiana Dunes State Park
Experienced bird bander

Cost: $8 Members/$10 Non-Members


Appropriate for all ages.
This is a beginner’s course.
Dress for hiking outside is strongly encouraged.



February 22, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Taltree Classroom
71 North 500 West
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
219 462-0025