If you ever find a dead bird with a metal band on its leg, please record the number and then search on the internet, "I found a banded bird." You will be instructed on how to contact the "Bird Banding Laboratory". Sending in the band # will help scientist determine the bird's range and other information that is valuable. In this way, you will be helping with citizen science!
Here is an article about the birding festival with some amazing photos of Yellow Warblers. You will notice that my camera and I are mentioned towards the end of the article. Click here to read about the SD Birding Festival or you can click here to see the same article with larger images.
|Dr. Swanson is at the mist net getting |
|Being close to a bird and touching it helps a child feel |
a connection them.
|This is a Song Sparrow.|
|He is checking to see how much fat the bird has. If it |
has plenty of fat visible that means it will be migrating soon.
|He is measuring the birds wing. All of this is data |
that is recorded into a book.
|This is her first time to hold a bird!|
|He is checking out the ducks at pond.|
|A Yellow-rumped Warbler that was banded on Sunday.|