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MAPS Bird Banding

Each year, many school children, college students, retirement classes, community members and other visitors come to our banding stations to learn about birds and how they can help.
Get Involved

MAPS Bird Banding

Each year, many school children, college students, retirement classes, community members and other visitors come to our banding stations to learn about birds and how they can help.

Calling all volunteers for 2017, or to schedule a personalized demonstration, contact Jacelyn Downey. 

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MAPS stands for Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship. The goal of this program is to provide long-term data on the productivity, survival and population sizes of landbird species. The MAPS Program is a continent-wide population monitoring system that provides critically needed demographic information on landbirds and plays a major role in aiding efforts in the conservation of avian diversity in North America. The MAPS Program is endorsed by both the Monitoring Working Group of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program and the Biological Resources Division as an important too for monitoring landbirds.

Audubon Rockies in  Wyoming operates two banding stations,  one at Keyhole Lake in Northeast Wyoming, and the other outside of Laramie, Wyoming. Banding starts in June and ends in early August. The MAPS Program enables volunteers to get up close and personal with Wyoming birds. A banding training class, which precedes the first banding date, provides volunteers with the skills required to set up and take down mist nets, remove birds from nets, and band, identify, sex and age birds.

Laramie Station contact: Alison Holloran (307) 760-9105


Keyhole  contact: Jacelyn Downey (307) 756-3941

Casper, Wy contact: Zach Hutchinson

Everyone is welcome to participate – you don’t have to be a bird expert to join us!!

KEYHOLE MAPS STATION DATES:

June 2nd, 18th, 23rd, July 7th, 14th,  21st, and August 6th.

CASPER AUDUBON 

May: 31st June: 14th, 21st July: 2nd, 12th, 26th August: 2nd

LARAMIE MAPS STATION DATES:

June 2nd, 12th, 22nd July 2nd, 12th, 22nd  August 1st

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For more information contact Alison Holloran at 307-760-9105 or aholloran@audubon.org

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