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Beverly School Founder Abdi Lidonnde and Audubon Educator Ianna Leshin Szewczok at the Bird Banding.

Published on June 8, 2023

Audubon Educators Bring Virtual Bird Banding Experience to Students at the Beverly School in North Kinangop, Kenya

Bird banding is a popular Audubon program where songbirds are captured, banded, measured, and released by experts. For this program, birds were gently removed from tall “mist nets” set in the shrubby habitats on the grounds of the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds were demonstrated for the Kenyan students before they were released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species were also discussed.   

Now through July 30th, the Audubon Society is hosting a binocular drive for these students! Our goal is to collect at least 15 pairs for 15 kids who have shown an interest in birding and nature. Young birders often do not have access to proper optics to pursue their passion for wildlife; help us help them! The binoculars must be in good working condition and can be dropped off at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, RI. Let's bring their passion to the next level.

Images taken by Richard Staples

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