Photos: Kids enjoy International Migratory Bird Day

Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ben Jackson and Isabella Hanna observe a Golden Crown Sparrow held by United States Forest Service wildlife technician Gwen Baluss Saturday at the Juneau Community Gardens. In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, the Juneau Ranger District demonstrated live bird banding and gave attendees an up-close and personal look at how scientists studymigratory birds by capturing songbirds in nets, fitting them with light-weight tags andsafely releasing them.

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Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire
Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Erik Hopkins checks out a Golden Crown Sparrow at the Juneau Community Gardens.

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