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Bird Banding at Diamond Lake

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Diamond Lake, 4896 Stagecoach Rd, Montezuma, IA 50171
Time: Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Categories: Kid Friendly
Nature & Outdoors

Event Description:

NEW DATE: SUNDAY MAY 1 from 12-3pm
Bob and Connie Van Ersvelde will be doing a public bird banding program at Diamond Lake with Poweshiek County Conservation. Bird banding is the process of catching birds, identifying them, recording some information and fitting them with a leg band. Birds with who are found or recaptured later are a great source of information. Bird banders can learn things like how old a bird is, and how big its home range is.

Fun Fact: A Laysan Albatross was first banded on Midway Island in 1956 - when she was estimated to be at least 5 years old. She has been identified by the same band multiple times since then, including after laying an egg in 2021 at age 70!

 

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