Have you ever seen a bird up close? Do you want to learn how scientists keep track of
individual birds? Join the Mass Young Birders Club on Wednesday, April 19 for a bird banding demonstration at Manomet Bird Observatory!
Banded Yellow Warbler sits on a branch outside the banding lab!
At Manomet, scientists put bands on birds to study bird
behavior, and the health of bird populations around the world. To band the birds, scientists must catch them first! We will visit the Manomet banding lab and get an up-close look at the birds as they are being banded -- plus, we'll get to release them back to their natural habitat.
After spending some time at the banding lab, we will explore the Manomet Observatory property through birding and nature-based scavenger hunts! We will finish the morning with a picnic style lunch at the Manomet bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay! We can't wait to see you there!
As always, this event is free, but registration is required.
If you are not an MYBC Club Member, you can sign-up here: MYBC Sign-up Forms
WHERE: 125 Manomet Point Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
DATE: Wednesday, April 19th -- rain date will be Thursday, April 20th
TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHAT TO BRING:
Picnic lunch if you will be staying at Manomet for lunch
Layers! Even on warm days, the banding patio can be a little chilly as it is right next to the ocean.
Binoculars if you have them - we will provide them if you do not
PARKING: Parking at Manomet HQ is free. There is parking in our main lot as well as two accessible parking spaces next to HQ. From the main lot, there is a gravel path that will take you to the HQ building. This path is on a slight incline.
ACCESSIBILITY: The banding patio is accessible from the accessible parking spaces at HQ. The bluff and property are not.