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Friday, April 19

Bird Research in Action!

Description

We are excited to be celebrating ten years of bird banding here at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary! In 2014, we re-established a bird banding station to study the migration of songbirds. However, the Sanctuary has a long history of monitoring bird populations through banding, most notably the research done by Dr. Oliver Austin, Jr. from 1928-1958. Much has changed since that time and the data we are gathering is helping us understand just how much it has changed.

Mist nets are set up on the property during spring and fall migrations and are managed by James Junda, Licensed Master Bander. Come meet James and the rest of the bird banding team and learn about banding methods and the information gathered from this research. You will likely get to see live birds up-close and observe the banding process. The welfare of the birds is our priority and we cannot guarantee live birds will be observed in-the-hand.

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Bird Banding
When
  • Fri, Apr 19, 2024 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Who

Adults & Families - 8 & up

Cost
  • Adult Members $14
  • Adult Nonmembers $18
  • Child Members $14
  • Child Nonmembers $18

Instructors

  • Mass Audubon Staff

Instructions

Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please arrive and check-in 10 minutes before the start of the program. This program includes sanctuary admission for the remainder of the day.