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Bird Banding

Bird Banding Dates


Spring Bird Migration Bandathon:
Fri, May 20 – 4-7 pm
Sat, May 21 – 7 am-6 pm
Sun, May 22 – 7 am-12 pm

Additional 2016 Dates:
Thurs, June 2, 16, 23, 30
8 am-12 pm

Please watch for additional Bird Banding dates during BioBlitz!

bird-banding-picYou won’t want to miss this opportunity to see resident and migratory birds up close, as birds are caught in mist nets and banded for the purpose of research. Join Mike Bishop, researcher and president of the Michigan Bird Banding Association, and CNC staff at the east wetlands parking lot off Grey road (the gate will be open during banding hours).

If it is raining or windy, banding will not take place. If the weather is questionable, please call the front office after 8 am on the day of the scheduled banding.

The parking area for bird banding is on the west side of Grey Road, about 1/8 mile beyond the parking lot for the Ridge Area. From Pine River Road, turn south on Grey Road, continue past the first parking lot on the left (Ridge Area), and turn into the first gravel drive on the RIGHT that doesn’t have a house or mailbox.

Free, ages 5+, under 18 w/adult.

2016 Sponsors

Member & Friend Sponsors

Dr. Arthur & Judith Frock

Mark Bradtke

Denny Brooks
Nancy Nickerson and David Guenther