Join Audubon to witness bird banding, where experts capture, band, measure and release songbirds in order to record their movements. Birds will be gently removed from tall “mist nets” set in Audubon’s shrubby habitats. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds will be demonstrated before they are released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species will be discussed.
Bring a camera and binoculars. This special program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.
Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $6/non-member child. Ages: 6+. Register online through the events calendar at this link. Note: indicating attendance on Meetup or Facebook does not reserve your spot. Don’t be disappointed, please register early with ASRI. Last possible date to register is August 12th by 5pm.
For more information, you may visit the Audubon website or contact Michelle Solis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 949-5454 ext. 3014 For more about the Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge: Guide and Trail Map here.
Audubon Environmental Education Center is located at 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. This property is just off County Road (Route 114) on the Warren/Bristol town line. Free parking is available in the Center’s parking lot.