WHO : All are invited!
WHAT: Wild Bird Outreach Event, hosted by students and researchers affiliated with the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M University
WHERE: Southwest Park, City of College Station Parks & Recreation Department ( 300 Southwest Parkway, College Station, TX 77840 ).
WHEN: Sunday, March 10, from ~8am until ~10:30am (sunrise 7:41am). Come and go as you please. Heavy rain will result in the need to reschedule.
WHY: Come get some experience and enjoy a morning chatting about birds! Our team will be using mist-nets to capture wild birds for research and teaching
purposes. We will demonstrate techniques including: use of mist nets, safe handling of birds, bird identification, applying leg bands, taking biological samples including ticks and blood, and more. Data we collect will be submitted to the federal Bird Banding Laboratory and also contribute to our ongoing investigations of pathogens in birds. Like all work with wildlife, we cannot guarantee any capture success.
If you have questions or wish to be informed of cancellation, please write Spencer DeBrock (firstname.lastname@example.org ), PhD student in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.