Behind the Scenes at the MBO Bird Banding Station 

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

8 AM to 11:30

Here’s a unique chance for a behind the scenes look at bird banding and the work of the McGill Bird Observatory (MBO).

Join BPQ on site at the MBO on Sunday, September 22nd to learn about bird banding and how it helps scientists gather important data. We’ll take you on a tour of the station grounds which are not usually open to the public. You’ll get to see how birds are caught, banded and released and you’ll also have a rare chance to see boreal migrants up close!

The McGill Bird Observatory is focused on monitoring bird populations throughout the year at McGill University’s 22 hectare Stoneycroft Wildlife Area, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, which is located just next to the Morgan Arboretum.

To get there, follow directions for the Morgan Arboretum. Take the Arbo entrance and then turn right at the first dirt road. The MBO entrance will be on your left. Please park along the road.

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Learn more about the MBO on their website here or connect with them on Facebook

Photo Credit: Ovenbird by Kristen.Lalla