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A closer look at bird banding

I went to the "Fall Color Blast" at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center this afternoon. I arrived to watch the bird banding just as a large group was leaving. Since we were the only people there, we were able to watch a bird being banded up close. I used my camera to capture it on video.

If you want to view the video in higher quality double click on the video and choose "watch in high quality" (below the video). You can also choose to watch it full screen by clicking on the icon in the lower right.


The Warner Nature Center is offering a Project NestWatch workshop to teach you how to monitor birds nesting in your neighborhood. Become part of an exciting national pilot program to create “citizen scientists.” You'll learn how to collect valuable data on nesting birds in your neighborhood that will be studied by some of the world’s most renowned bird scientists. And you'll learn more about the birds local to your neighborhood, where they nest, how you can make your backyard more bird-friendly, and how to submit your nest observations to a national online database.

Falcon chicks: In the spring, museum visitors can watch baby peregrine falcons on our FalconCam. (Courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Mourning dove: This one was nesting in my backyard. You can see the messy nest and a chick's head peeking out. (Photo by Ken Kornack)
Mourning dove: This one was nesting in my backyard. You can see the messy nest and a chick's head peeking out. (Photo by Ken Kornack)

Call 651-433-2427 to register or ask questions. (Please register by May 2.)

**NestWatch is a project led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


You're invited to attend the annual Fall Color Blast on Sunday, October 1, from 1-5pm, at the Warner Nature Center. The event is free and features a professional storyteller, live fiddle music, bird banding demonstrations, canoeing, rides on a solar-powered pontoon, hikes, kids' crafts, free apple pie and ice cream, cider and coffee, and more. (Want more information about programs at the Center?)


Why not consider becoming a bird-bander or net runner at Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center? Join us for a Bird-Banding Volunteer Open House! Learn about this special volunteer program at Warner in person and see if it's for you. Banders are responsible for setting up mist-nets, regularly checking them to carefully remove ensnared birds, taking nets down and assisting in the bird-banding process. Typically, a Warner “primary bander” delivers a 30-minute program on banding to school program groups while banding captured birds. Net runners assist with bird retrieval and data entry. A love of birds, the outside, and being around children is useful. No banding experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn and ability to hike through the woods is required.

  • Registration: Call 651-433-2427 to register. Registration is required.
  • Cost: No fee. Refreshments will be provided.
  • When: Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Warner Nature Center (feel free to call for directions).