Join Sinnissippi Audubon Society as the Rockford Peregrine Falcon chicks are banded by Mary Hennen of the Chicago Peregrine Program.
Why are the chicks being banded? As with any bird, scientists want to know “Where do they go?” The simplest way to find out is to place color and number-coded bands, like bracelets, on the birds’ legs. The codes are recorded in a national database that includes weight, sex and banding location.
When the banded bird is found months or years later, scientists consult the database and learn where the bird came from. The banders learn where the bird went on its journey.
Jennifer Kuroda, Sinnissippi Audubon will help facilitate any questions, comments, and answers.
Many thanks to Iconic Energy for allowing us this opportunity, including keeping the camera on the building for another year!
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