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A Bird in the Hand

  • Barnard Nature Center 200 Derby Ave New Haven (map)

The Audubon Center at the Bent of the River (BOTR) conducts bird banding on the sanctuary grounds in order to make informed management decisions regarding the center's shrubland habitat. During this evening's presentation, Master Bander Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe will talk about the steps involved in banding songbirds (identification, aging, and sexing) and what we have learned from the banding effort at the BOTR. This volunteer dependent banding station operates from May - June and September. - October and has been in operation since 2013.

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe is the Bird Conservation Programs Manager for Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society. In this position she leads the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds and also manages Stratford Point. Corrie also oversees the bird banding station at the Bent of the River. She began banding in 2002 and has participated in banding efforts on the Farallon Islands in CA, at the Las Cuervas Research Station in Belize, with the North Atlantic Bird Observatory in Nova Scotia, and at the CT Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point.

Earlier Event: October 6
Hammonassett Festival
Later Event: October 23
Connecticut's Owls