Spring migration is once again underway as flocks of birds gather to feed and make the long trek north to their nesting grounds. One of the stops for some birds will be the Dunedin Hammocks city park. This 90 acre mix of hardwoods and swamps attracts many migrants as they look for a place to refuel before flying north. Jim McGinity and his team of volunteers will be once again be banding neotropical birds on Sunday mornings in March and April. This is an ongoing project for the park and also a great opportunity for the public to learn the migration patterns of these small birds. Watch as they extract birds from the mist nets, age the bird, check for fat content and feather wear, measure, weigh and band the bird for future tracking. Usually the bird is placed into a child’s hand as the bird is released back into the wild.
Dunedin Hammocks Bird Banding