Birds of a feather flock to bird-banding station
What do a Wilson’s warbler, white-crowned Sparrow and spotted towhee have in common?
A tiny aluminum band, among other things, thanks to the efforts of the Grand Valley Audubon Society and Amber Carver of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.
It’s fall bird-banding time for the local Audubon Society and birds such as those above and others have been hanging around the bird-banding station this week, entertaining the valley’s fourth-graders and making life easy for the scientists and volunteers working the site.
You are invited to a public banding day from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday to watch and learn about bird banding and fall migration.
If you go
WHAT: Public day at the Grand Valley Audubon Society bird-banding station
WHERE: Connected Lakes State Park on Dike Road
WHEN: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday
HOW: The bird-banding demos are free, but entry fee to the park is $7 per vehicle (or annual pass)