Published on November 30, 2017

Meet Backyard Birds: Bird Research Demonstrations

Free | All ages welcome

Deb La Roy helping kids release a banded chickadee

Drop in at Joppa Flats for an up-close winter wildlife experience! Sporadically through the winter, Joppa Flats volunteer Deb La Roy will give demonstrations on bird research and banding.

Select dates December–February
10:00 am-1:30 pm

After capturing wild birds in the Joppa Flats backyard, Deb brings them inside to measure, weigh, examine, and then release them. The unique band that Deb places carefully on each bird’s leg connects other bird researchers with the data she’s collected.

You’ll learn about your own backyard birds and why they’re here while watching scientific research in action.

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Inclement Weather

Since bird safety is dependent on weather conditions, this program will not be held in inclement weather. If in doubt, please call Joppa Flats Education Center at 978-462-9998 to confirm that the program is on for that day.