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.
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.
24 Nov 2016
Rachel and Carl, bird banders from Native Territories Avian Research Project, will discuss bird banding and how it is valuable in obtaining data which cannot be elicited by any other method. We will be presenting the banding results and what we learned about the birds and Canatara Park. In addition, we will talk about some of the incredible moments we had sharing this experience with those who attended. Special attention will be given to the wonderful volunteers who made this such a successful project. Possible future collaborative efforts with Canatara Park and LWI projects will be discussed. (more…)