May Bird Banding

Sat May 21, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am ET
7+
$10/person

Bird banding is the process of catching wild birds and identifying their species, age, and sex. After that, a small aluminum band with a unique serial number is placed around one of their legs.

Westmoreland's director of conservation, Steve Ricker, is federally licensed, and all of the data is uploaded into a federal database. This information helps the sanctuary know that the protected habitats are continuing to provide high-quality water, food, and shelter for wildlife. It also helps track bird migration when birds are recaptured. If staff capture a bird that already has a band around its leg, they can find out where it was initially banded using the federal database.

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