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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.