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Citizen Science: Bird Banding

How do scientists get the data they need to study birds? A lot of data is collected by volunteers, "citizen scientists," through bird surveys and bird banding. Bird banding is a universal and indispensable technique for studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds.PARTICIPANTS:

Jeff Birek
Outreach Biologist
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Fort Collins, CO

Francis Commerçon
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Denver, CO

Dan Reinking
Breeding Bird Survey State Coordinator
Sutton Avian Research Center
Bartlesville, OK

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