Have You Ever Flown to South America? Some of Your Neighborhood Birds Have!
Type: Talk or Demonstration
Where do the birds in our neighborhood spend their days and nights? Some travel great distances to other continents, crossing oceans and mountains twice a year while some familiar birds live in our neighborhoods year round. Putting a small aluminum numbered band on their legs can help us find out where birds go and what they need to survive when they get there. Sometimes a satellite tracker does the job. Learn how and why scientists keep track of birds around the world and how birds are an indicator species of global environmental health.
- Dorothy McLeer , Program Coordinator , Environmental Interpretive Center , University of Michigan-Dearborn
Ages: Eight to thirteen years
- Plant and Animal Sciences