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.
7.) Another use of bands is to label the hatch year, or the year they were born, to help track age down the road.
4.) We get to see lots of pictures of smaller birds, ducks and geese banded, so this Green Heron is quite the treat!
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