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Bird Banding demo at Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

Seneca Meadows, Inc. and Braddock Bay Bird Observatory of Hilton, NY, today announced that a bird banding demonstration will be held at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve on Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The public is invited to drop-in to this free event.

Kyle Black, Seneca Meadows District Manager said, “Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is a long-time partner, and we are grateful that they are lending their expertise to give folks this amazing experience. It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to observe birds this closely.”

Bird banding is a scientific tool used to gather data regarding avian population demographics, behavior, movement, and physiology. Fine mesh nets are strategically placed to safely capture the birds. Once captured, a numbered ring is placed on each bird’s right leg.

The banding demonstration will be conducted by Braddock Bay Bird Observatory staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk to the nets or wait in the parking lot where all birds will be processed. The event is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.

Birds anticipated to be captured include, wrens, sparrows, Common Yellowthroats, Red-winged Blackbirds, bluebirds and swallows. For more information, call 315-539-5624.

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