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Houston: Bird Banding at GCBO

December 21, 2019 , 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Free
Houston: Bird Banding at GCBO EarthX Event Community Schedule

You are invited to join us for Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices for our monthly bird banding program at the GCBO headquarters on the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Licensed bird banders and GCBO Research Associates Robert and Kay Lookingbill band at the sanctuary on a regular basis. Birds are captured for banding in very fine nylon nets known as “mist nets” because they are almost invisible in the environment. Captured birds are weighed and measured and their species, sex, and age are recorded. Each is fitted with an aluminum leg band with a unique number provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and released unharmed. If the bird is captured again, the band provides the link to retrieve this history, which then provides important information on the routes used by migrating birds, their longevity, and general physical condition.

Details

Date:
December 21, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Website:
https://gcbo.org/avian-research-and-monitoring/bird-banding-at-gcbo/

Organizer

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Phone:
979-480-0999
Email:
info@gcbo.org
Website:
https://gcbo.org

Venue

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
299 West Highway 332 Lake Jackson, TX 77566 United States + Google Map
Phone:
979-480-0999
Website:
info@gcbo.org

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