Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bird Banding in Michigan

Bird banders are a relatively small but dedicated subset of the larger cohort of birders and ornithologists. They are represented in Michigan by Michigan Field Ornithologists and Bird Banders.

As attested to by these early papers by Dayton Stoner (.PDF) and Wm. I. Lyon (.PDF), Michigan has a rich and colorful history of banding dating back some 90 years, to the very beginnings of organized bird banding in the U.S.

Organizatons actively engaged in banding birds in Michigan include the following:
  • Great Lakes HummerNet
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Rouge River Bird Observatory
  • Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
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