Camp TALON

Are you looking for a bird filled adventure? Are you looking for friends who love nature as much as you do?

Then Camp TALON is for you!

What is it?
A five-day camp for teens interested in birds. May 31 – June 4, 2015

Visit http://gos.org/conservation/2015CampTALON.html for more information!

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Henslow’s Sparrow Banding

This past weekend I helped with Henslow’s Sparrow banding for the second time. It is a truly unique experience. Unlike the other banding I have helped with, this involved a lot of physical exertion. We drag a rope through a field, hoping the scare the birds out from their hiding places. Then, we set up a mist roughly where we want the bird to be. Next, we attempt to herd the bird into the net with the rope. Finally, we band it.

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You don’t get 60 bird days using this method, but it is worth it to see the little green sparrows. In fact, I made a video of our exploits. It is dedicated to all the men and women who do all the hard work to make science happen. I hope you enjoy it!

Hunt of the Robin

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For a few days there were flocks of robins in my yard foraging away. I filmed them eating, and I was going to put together a silly little compilation video. When I was editing, I experimented with some music and this what I got. It is a lot more somber than I originally intended, but I hope you get something out of it.