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Birdbanding Film: Bracelets For Birds, October 21

A new documentary about the Sand Bluff Bird Observatory –
in Winnebago County, north of Shirland in the Colored Sand Forest Preserve
– explains the hows and whys of banding migratory birds.
Admission: $5!   50% of proceeds donated to Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Bird banders from SBBO will be present to answer questions
Tuesday, October 21 7PM
Unitarian Universalist Church (big screen, good projector, plenty of seats)
4848 Turner St. Rockford
Founded by Lee Johnson, former director of Burpee Museum and former forest preserve commissioner,
SBBO is an all-volunteer organization that is open to the public – a rarity among bird banding stations –
and is one of the largest (in numbers of birds banded) in this part of the continent.
SBBO has trapped, banded and released 350,000 birds since it began in 1967. Studying thousands of
birds over decades brings to light changes in bird populations and the issues facing birds today.
The video (by local filmmaker, Charles Johannsen) features amazing birds, beautiful still photographs,
scientific information and anecdotes by many Winnebago County birders.