Nature of Montezuma lecture series: Bird Banding with Dr.John Van Niel
Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999 and he will share with participants how to safely capture and handle songbirds, the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds and what information researchers can obtain from a bird “in the hand”. Don’t forget to bring your camera as this will be a great experience to see birds up close and personal! Fee: $5/child, $8/adult, $25/family. *Free for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.