Our banding stations are open year-round and banding is weather dependent. Bird banding occurs at three biological stations in the United States and at one banding station in northern Mexico:
We also band birds at the Ecology Research Center (ERC) on the campus of Miami University, OH.
During winter months our bird banding activities are focused at CBO and banding the birds that come to the bird feeders. The CBO is located in the St. Theresa Courtyard of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. This location allows us to band birds indoors. Banding at MUBO and HWBS is sporadic and weather dependent, because we do not have a building to house our banding activities.
During peak migration months (April-May, Sept-Oct) we band almost every day and split our time between the three biological stations in Ohio. Banding at MBS occurs once a year, when we teach a joint workshop with the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
During summer months, we operate a MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) banding station in the Preserves area within the Big Woods of Hueston Woods State Park. This area of the park is home to 200 acres of uncut beech/maple forest.
We post our banding schedule under Calendar each month, so check it out and come visit us when you can!