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Trapping and Banding Migrant Raptors on Tussey Mountain


Tue Sep 19, 2017    
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Bellwood-Antis Public Library
526 Main St., Bellwood, PA, 16617

Event Type

Presented by Mark Shields and Randy Flement, with Thistle, a live peregrine falcon!

6:30 pm: Hot dinner
7:00 pm: Short business meeting, including Bird ID review
7:30 – 9 pm: Evening Program will cover the history of Mark and Randy’s banding efforts on Tussey Mountain: the size of the raptor flight, the species of raptors that they see and capture, including photos of the birds in flight and in-hand. A brief description of the trapping methods and banding procedures will also be explained. A special part of the program will be an opportunity to see a live falcon. We will see and learn about Mark’s Peregrine Falcon, Thistle.