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Visit to the Trevor-Lloyd Evans Banding Lab

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

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 Monday, August 28th for a bird banding demonstration at Manomet Bird Observatory!

A Yellow Warbler resting on a brown branch with a leafy green background. The warbler has a small silver band on its left leg.
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.


If time allows, we will finish the morning with a walk to our bird blind and do some birding around our property! 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: Monday, August 28, 2023 (There is NOT a rain date scheduled for this event)


TIME: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


WHAT TO BRING:

  • 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

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray (for the walk)

  • Walking Shoes

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.

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