Bird Banding in Niagara
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Bird Banding in Niagara

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A compilation by Mark Daul and photos by Joan Hilts

Banding A Northern Flicker, a.k.a. Yellow Shafted Flicker
Banding studies show that Flickers are 
short distance migrants, and can live up to 12 years in the wild.

These pages are an exclusive of the Outdoors Niagara. com website and presented for those that take an interest in the study of wild birds. Here in the Niagara Frontier Region of New York State, we are privileged to have such an abundance and variety of wild birds.

Jerry Farrell is a local "bander" and lives in Lewiston NY. He is a man that is known throughout all birding communities, U.S. and Canada, from coast to coast.

Farrell belongs to the North American Bird Banding Council which consists of the eastern, western and Eastern Bird Banding Association that was founded in 1923. He is also a member of several leading outdoors clubs in the area.

A Federal banding permit is required to band and it is controlled by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Farrell is one of the currently 2000 holding a Master banding permit in the U.S. 

Beside banding, Farrell has spent much of his time teaching others, young and old, how it is done and why it is so important. U.S. federal and Canadian governments have relied on his knowledge to teach and oversee banding projects undertaken by these governments.

On these pages you will see some neat pictures that will help you understand more about bird banding. All photographs illustrated were taken at the 3 F Club back property in Lewiston NY.

The 3 F club [Fin, Feather, Fur Club] is an outstanding local Conservation Club that maintains indoor/outdoor shooting ranges, pistol and archery ranges, skeet and other major activities for its membership. Visit their website HERE.

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AND HOW AND WHY BANDING IS DONE. <<GO TO NEXT PAGE>>

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