Blink and you'll miss it! Ryan Jacob, one of BSBO's research staff, measures a hummingbird band. Get in close enough and you can read the unique number printed on each band, helping to give each hummingbird we band its own identity.
Ryan and BSBO's Banding Projects Manager, Ashli Gorbet, depart tomorrow morning for hummingbird banding training in Texas, where they'll expand their knowledge of all the VERY fine details of handling, aging, sexing, and banding these tiny miracles.
If you wish to lend your support to help cover the costs of travel and training, we would greatly appreciate your help. Just click here http://www.bsbo.org/donate.html and donate through our secure website.
Ryan Jacob, Ashli Gorbet, Mark Shieldcastle