Young Naturalists (ages 6-11). Parental supervision required.
While getting up-close views, learn about the incredible journey our provinces smallest bird undertakes each year and some of the science that has helped us uncover some of the marvels of bird migration. Carl Pascoe & Rachel Powless of Native Territories Avian Research Project (NTARP) will be banding hummingbirds at the Nicol Farm.
Bring snacks, water, camera & a lawn chair.
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org the child names and ages along with the name of the parent/guardian who will be attending.
Carl Pascoe and Rachel Powless recently spoke as our November guest speakers. Carl is a Master Bander and NTARP’s Research Director, while Rachel is a Bird Bander and the President of NTARP (Native Territories Avian Research Project). Below are excerpts from their 2016 Spring Migration Banding report that was written and sent to the City of Sarnia Parks Department and Lambton Wildlife Inc.
Profound thanks to the City of Sarnia Parks Department, Lambton Wildlife Inc., especially Larry Cornelis for the opportunity to band birds at Canatara Park. Our success could not have been accomplished without the outpouring of Lambton Wildlife volunteers. Every day volunteers were at the ready from set-up to tear-down. Four-thirty in the morning comes early and the cold, wind and rain did not deter our group. It took very little time after our nets were down to become in sync. We very much appreciated both the inimitable assistance and comradery of our fellow birders.
The evening begins with a social gathering at 7:00pm, followed by the guest speakers for the evening.
Learn all about the how’s and why’s and the science and techniques of bird banding from the master banders with the
“Native Territories Avian Research Project”. There will be a focus on hummingbirds and the results of bird banding in
Canatara from this past spring.