Sept. 29, 2012
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years ago six volunteers founded a bird banding station at the Kiptopke
Ferry Landing realizing that the wooded area was a natural funnel for
migrating birds. Large numbers of birds fly down the through the
Eastern Shore as they migrate south along the Atlantic Flyway. We have a
good chance of spotting bald eagles, kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, and
even peregrine falcons at one of the best birding spots on the Atlantic
coast. Plus we can celebrate the 50th year of bird banding at this
site. We’ll watch for hawks and observe field researchers from the
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory in action as they trap, band and
release songbirds temporarily captured in woodland mist nets. Since
we’re at the shore, we’ll even have time for a little beachcombing!
It’s a great way to spend a day.
Age: 8-17 with an adult, 18+
Time: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $35 VLM members; $50 non-members