Spring Songbird Banding Open House May 16th!

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Blue-winged Warbler banded at Rushton this April.
Blue-winged Warbler banded at Rushton this April. Photo by Blake Goll.
Did you know that beauties like the stunning warbler pictured above might be gracing your backyard this spring on their way north to suitable breeding habitat?  You might see yellow goldfinches at your feeder or golden forsythia lighting up your yard, but chances are you ain’t seen nothin’ like this showstopper yet this spring!  Visit the Rushton Farm Songbird Banding Station on Delchester Road between the operating hours of 6am and 11am on Saturday, May 16th to glimpse amazing migratory songbirds like these up-close. You’ll learn all about the science of bird banding and bird conservation from our expert bird banding staff.
Baltimore Oriole banded at Rushton this May.  Photo by Blake Goll.
Baltimore Oriole being released after getting banded at Rushton this May. Photo by Blake Goll.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher banded at Rushton this April.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher banded at Rushton this April.
The banding station is also open for visitation every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6am-11am through the end of May (when it is not raining).
There’s a lot going on in the woods,
Blake
Snowdrops in Spring. Photo by Blake Goll
Snowdrops in Spring. Photo by Blake Goll

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