24 July 2014
Bird Banding At Beaver Meadow
7.00am : Thursday, July 24 and Friday, August 8
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band around a bird's leg in order to identify individual birds from the band's unique number.
Bird banding is a non-invasive, long-term method of observing and studying birds without interfering with their natural behavior. This practice provides conservationists and ornithologists with vital information that can be used to protect critical bird habitats and pass other conservation measures so birding will always be available to enjoy.
Bird banding stations are set up during migration at migratory hotspots. Trained volunteers carefully handle birds caught in mist nets to avoid stressing or injuring them. Birds are measured, weighed, the wingspan noted, and examined for any signs of illness or injury, as well as to determine the gender if possible. The band is then affixed to the leg.
Observe our volunteers as they do bird banding here at Beaver Meadow. Learn what is involved and how the information we collect is used.
Pre-registration is required. Participants will choose one hour time slot upon registration.
26 July 2014
6.00am 26 July 2014 : A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living ‘species’ within a designated area. On Saturday, July 26th for a 24 hour period we will be conducting a taxonomic survey of all things living here at Beaver Meadow. This year’s summer event will add to what we learned last year during the spring bioblitz. Pick and choose when you want to help and what you want to learn about. Experts in various taxonomic groups will aid us in our quest to survey all that lives here, while educating those that participate in the event on the importance of biodiversity. Come help us develop a snapshot of living species here and have fun while you learn. Times for specific programs will be available on our website soon. Come and spend the day at Beaver Meadow!
Contact Mark Carra for information. 585-457-3228
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