ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is wrapping up a week of bird banding and demonstrations.
The department along with a local chapter of the National Audubon Society has been hosting hands-on bird banding demonstrations at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison.
Environmental officials say attaching small tags to wild birds helps biologists track the health of bird populations and better understand bird movements so they can focus on high priority habitats and conservation efforts.
A final songbird banding workshop takes place on Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Embracing a new reality: Coronavirus may never go away, even with a vaccine
- Officer accused in Floyd's death opened fire on 2 people VIEW
- George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire VIEW
- Will you go back to the gym when coronavirus shutdown ends? Here's what you need to consider
- Governor acknowledges 'abject failure' in protest response VIEW
The department says the public can help observe the banding, identify the birds and release them.