Banding stations are placed in areas where birds congregate in large numbers during migration. These stopovers generally have excellent habitat that offers food and a safe place to rest. Scientists set up a series of mist nets to harmlessly trap birds. An advanced banding class will be held at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northeastern Minnesota which will tie in with their Fabulous Fall Adult Weekend. The tentative class dates are September , Please contact the class host, Peter Harris for more information about the class and how to register.
A Federal Bird Banding and Marking Permit is required whenever someone wants to place a bird band or any type of marker on a wild bird that is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or on a federally-protected bird that will be released into the wild. To obtain a permit, visit the General Permit Information webpage of the Bird Banding. May 17, · Bird Banding Managing a complex and mobile resource requires information on breeding and wintering distribution, behavior, migratory routes, survival and reproduction. Biologists gather this information by placing uniquely numbered bands on many species of birds.
Feb 20, · There are pros and cons of banding your birds. The pros are you can claim your bird if it was lost and was found by a stranger; you can also use them to tell your chickens and your neighbor’s chickens apart. They are also more humane than wing bands and toe punches. Following the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and its associated Federal regulations (16 U.S.C. ), a Federal Bird Banding and Marking Permit is required to conduct all bird banding and/or marking activities. Obtain a federal permit.