Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York
Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating 98 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2011
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BAS MAPS Program

A loud twittering penetrates the otherwise serene forest, and someone shouts. "Watch out for the net!" Up ahead an almost invisible mist net—the basic tool of the bird banding trade—spans the path. Click to read more about the MAPS banding program.

Bedford Audubon's MAPS Bird Banding Project

MAPS Banding Scenes

Tait Johansson and Rachel Bricklin removing birds from mist nets

Donny Perret, Tait Johansson, and Rachel Bricklin at the net

Tools of the trade

Applying a band
Birds are studied to determine age, sex, and condition of the birds

Nannette Orr recording the data given by Rachel Bricklin

Click for portraits of banded birds

Photos Courtesy of and Copyright © Richard L. Becker

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