7/24/2012

As a bird bander, summer is not time off during the spring and fall migration monitoring. I run a Grassland bird survey, in conjuction with the Couchiching Conservancy and the MNR. We are looking at a group of birds whos numbers have been declining in the past few years. We are color banding them so the multitude of birders that come to the study area can participate in the project by reporting the band numbers they observe to the Conservancy. We are conducting the survey on the Carden Alvar, north of Kirkfield.
As August aproaches we are preparing for the fall monitoring at Tommy Thompson Park. We will open the station on August 5th, and continue until November 11th.
We are open to the public on weekends and holidays so please feel free to drop by and observe the bird banding operation.