See bird banding up close and participate in citizen science! Joppa Flats Education Center, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), operates a bird banding station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge every spring and fall. The USFWS and Mass Audubon use date from the station to monitor species diversity, the movement of birds on the refuge, bird populations, and other factors. During the classroom portion of this two-day workshop, you'll learn the basics of bird banding, strategies for identifying birds in the hand, and the many aids for aging and sexing these incredible animals. During the field trip, we will visit the station, observe the banding process, and assist with data collection.
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center for both sessions. For the lecture, please bring your field guide. For the field trip, bring your binoculars and field guide, and wear a top without buttons to avoid getting tangled in the nets.
Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than 24 hours' notice.