Spring Monitoring at the Iona Island Bird Observatory
WildResearch has been conducting migratory bird banding since 2010 at the Iona Beach Regional Park. Bird banding is an important way to monitor populations of birds that move through important stopover sites during their northward and southward migration. Each year, our banding station catches about 4000-5000 individual birds, comprised of over 50 species, including warblers, sparrows, swallows, hummingbirds, flycatchers, and thrushes. Participants will be able to witness bird conservation in action using the power of citizen and community science. There will also be opportunities to have a close-up interaction with the birds, and perhaps even release them from the palm of your hands!
Those interested can sign up by email Andrew Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org) from WildResearch.
For more information about our banding program, please visit: http://wildresearch.ca/programs/iona-island-bird-observatory/
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