We love seeing pictures from customers of our tags in use, which is why #BirdBanding is one of NB&T’s favorite hashtags on Twitter! We saw lots of tweets this past year of people sharing their bird banding adventures, whether it be collecting data for research, educating others about birds or sharing their banding accomplishments. After going through old tweets, we narrowed it down to NB&T’s top 10 favorite bird banding tweets from 2016!
10.) Check out the yellow on this Warbler’s belly! This is also a great demonstration of a bird bander’s hold.
9.) How could we not love this awesome pictures showing the wide berth of sizes that we offer, all about to go into action on multiples species?
8.) Bands are used often for tracking purposes, epically in migratory birds like geese! This is a great shot of the applicator being used to put the band on.
7.) Another use of bands is to label the hatch year, or the year they were born, to help track age down the road.
6.) It’s a huge accomplishment getting your first Peregrine Falcon! This bird of prey is the fastest bird in the world with the highest recorded speed being over 200 MPH.
5.) We always enjoy when people find their jobs to be fun! And cranking out 150 banded geese is impressive.
4.) We get to see lots of pictures of smaller birds, ducks and geese banded, so this Green Heron is quite the treat!
3.) Look at those little feet indeed! This is a great example of a band on a string versus the band on the actual bird. Thanks PA Deer Research for all your great pictures.
2.) We always enjoy when children get to learn about birds and other wildlife. Getting to hear the heart rate of a bird is quite the opportunity!
1.) The US Fish and Wildlife tweeted a blog post that is extremely informational about bird banding. How it works, the history of it, the oldest banded bird, reporting found bands and information on how you too can become a bander. https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2016/9/6/Birdbanding
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