Join Mass Audubon for a morning behind the scenes at a bird banding station, where a variety of birds are banded during fall migration. Accompany the banders on net checks as they extract birds, examine and photograph the plumages of juvenile and non-breeding adults, and release them after banding. See common species like warblers, sparrows, thrushes, finches, vireos, woodpeckers, wrens, and orioles. As well as occasionally capturing rarities like Connecticut Warblers, Gray-cheeked and Bicknell's Thrushes, and Lincoln Sparrows. We will stop for an early lunch in Uxbridge, and then bird River Bend Farm and the Uxbridge Community Gardens for sparrows and raptors.
Open to ages 14 and older with an adult.
We'll stop for lunch, not included in fee, at a local restaurant. Participants are also invited to bring their own lunch.
Meet at Drumlin Farm ELC parking lot and we will travel together in Mass Audubon vans.
Participants may also opt to meet at the banding site; please arrive by 7:30 am. Directions will be sent to participants that choose this option.
All participants riding in a Mass Audubon vehicle must be masked and present their vaccination record - actual or photo. Masks are optional when not in vans.
Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, sun protection, good walking shoes, water, and snacks. Trip leaders will have scopes.