Citizen Science: Bird Banding

Feb 9, 2016

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.


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

Francis Commer├žon
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Denver, CO

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

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