Buffalo Audubon Society

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Upcoming Events

    23 July 2014

  • VOLUNTEER DAY

    9.00am : For all Audubon volunteers - even first timers! No need to register, but bring a lunch.

  • 24 July 2014

  • Bird Banding At Beaver Meadow

    7.00am : Thursday, July 24 and Friday, August 8 7:00 am – 11:00 am Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band around a bird's leg in order to identify individual birds from the band's unique number. Bird banding is a non-invasive, long-term method of observing and studying birds without interfering with their natural behavior. This practice provides conservationists and ornithologists with vital information that can be used to protect critical bird habitats and pass other conservation measures so birding will always be available to enjoy. Bird banding stations are set up during migration at migratory hotspots. Trained volunteers carefully handle birds caught in mist nets to avoid stressing or injuring them. Birds are measured, weighed, the wingspan noted, and examined for any signs of illness or injury, as well as to determine the gender if possible. The band is then affixed to the leg. Observe our volunteers as they do bird banding here at Beaver Meadow. Learn what is involved and how the information we collect is used. Pre-registration is required. Participants will choose one hour time slot upon registration.

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  • Audubon Outlook

    During Beaver Meadow Audubon Center’s Discovery Camp, Greta Unetich from Clarence learns about Bird Banding from Naturalist Bill Michalek. See more information about Bird Banding and our Discovery Camp in this issue.

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Buffalo Audubon Society
(800) 377-1520 | (585) 457-3228
A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization

Tuesday - Saturday / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

1610 Welch Rd, North Java, NY 14113

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