Come visit Manomet’s Bird Banding Lab this June 3 for its biannual Family Day, when the doors will open to visitors to witness live demonstrations of the bird research happening here.
For over 50 years, the Landbird Conservation staff at Manomet has collected meticulous data every spring and fall, observing migration patterns of songbirds by catching, banding, and releasing them. The banding team operates the lab Monday through Friday from dawn until dusk, averaging around 2,000 birds caught each season, taking detailed notes and observations on each and every one. Not only is data used for scientific research, but for outreach and education, too.
The event begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., when birds are more likely to be stirring. Be sure to come equipped with close-toed shoes, bug repellent, sunscreen and water. Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy the seaside garden scape.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.