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Science of Migration

Explore the life of a migrating bird by taking an in-depth look at the science of bird banding! Through 100 years of bird banding, scientists have learned valuable information regarding age, migration patterns, habitat preference and much more from migrating birds. In our activity you'll become an Ornithologist, gather data banding data on a few birds, and create a Human Bird Band based on what make you unique!

Image by Dana Critchlow

Activity provided by  Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Activity Procedure

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  • Worksheets

  • Pipe Cleaners

  • Multi-Colored Pony Beads

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