Sunday, August 18.  BBBO held its second Teen Bander Camp this summer in early July.  While we lacked the number of students we were hoping for, the students we had were fantastic!!!  Jessica (our summer intern from Ohio) and Martha (a student from the Honeoye Falls area) learned the basics of banding, measuring, aging, and sexing birds as well as the difficult skill of removing birds from mist nets.  While they performed well the first four days of camp, their mettle was tested the fifth day when the two of them, plus Andrea and Emily, managed to safely and efficiently process approximately 100 birds!   They did a remarkable job, and we’d be happy to see either student back in our lab.

Jessica and Martha

Jessica and Martha

Jessica and Martha did a fantastic job learning to band in just 5 days.

Jessica and Martha did a fantastic job learning to band in just 5 days.