[Tweeters] Re: banding can help save habitat

clsouth at u.washington.edu clsouth at u.washington.edu
Tue Jul 18 15:08:44 PDT 2017


typing is not my specialty.

website address is

www.pugetsoundbirds.org

Thank you Kirk,


Christine Southwick


On July 18, 2017 2:16:33 PM clsouth at u.washington.edu wrote:


> Puget Sound Bird Observatory (PSBO), a local birding 501c3 non-profit,

> advocates for bird conservation, habitat preservation, and scientific studies

> that benefit birds in general and birds in the Pacific Northwest in

> particular.

>

> That being said, PSBO teaches a beginner's bander course each year in August.

> Banding is the safest way to monitor birds, and collect data about their

> health, migration, reproductive rates, and habitat usage.

>

> The class is five days, over the last two weekends in August so that people

> working only have to take one day off of work.

>

> Once you have held these bundles of feathered energy, you will never look at

> birds the same way again.

> They are awe inspiring, amazingly resilient entities with the will to fly

> great distances just to reach habitat that will support their reproduction

> and survival-ship.

>

> Banding can help supply much needed data to document and protect Important

> Bird Areas.

>

> There are still a few seats available for our August class. Please go to

> www.pugetsoundbird.org

>

> for class details and for registration.

>

> Regards,

>

> Christine Southwick

> Puget Sound Bird Observatory

> clsouthwick at q.com

>

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