Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bird banding at Knox Preserve

Want to help ornithologists follow the migration paths of birds from Connecticut to the tropics and further south? Want to feel the beating heart of a bird as you hold it in your hand? You can share these experiences this Sunday morning by joining members of Avalonia Land Conservancy as they demonstrate bird banding on the Knox Preserve in Stonington.
Common Yellow Throat Warbler about to be banded.

Join us between 8 and 11 am, Sunday, October 20 at the Knox Preserve, located just off Route 1 on Wilcox Rd. Please park on the north side of Wilcox. To find the action, follow the trail signs into the preserve along the cemetery to the start of the stone wall and make a right. Follow the trail along the wall to the banding station.
ALC Stonington Committee chair Beth Sullivan and naturalist Bob Dewire will be our guides for this fascinating experience.

Photograph by Dori Charnetski.

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