Bird Banding

#5 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation Lazuli Bunting after being banded In Winnebago County in northern Illinois, we are lucky to have a state-of-the-art bird banding facility. Located within Colored Sands Forest Preserve, the Sand Bluff Bird Observatory (SBBO) provides scientific studies on bird migration, aging, and more and is open to

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Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC)

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) was created in 1929 by the passage of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act. The purpose of the MBCC is to consider and approve land and/or water areas recommended by the Secretary of the Interior for purchase or rental by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Act. Forster’s

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