Scientists use bird bands, uniquely numbered bracelets that mark an indidivual bird, to track birds as they go about their lives. Join us at Prairie Ridge for a banding demo featuring our tiniest birds, the hummingbirds! Hummingbird banding expert Susan Campbell will demonstrate how they are captured, banded, and processed before release. Get an up close look at some of our most energetic and charismatic birds!
Please come dressed for the weather (you will be outside and partially in the sun the whole time) and wear closed toed shoes. A water bottle is recommended.
Please note that Prariie Ridge opens at 9AM. The gate to the road typically opens at 8:55am on Saturdays, so it's best not to plan to arrive early for this program.