Did you know Yellowstone operates a bird banding station? Using specialty tools and techniques, birds are captured, studied, banded, and released. As employees like Lauren collect data over time, we can ultimately learn more about how breeding and migrating bird populations respond to changes in climate patterns, fire regimes, and predator/prey relationships. By participating in continent-wide banding programs like Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS), we can additionally put the patterns we see during the breeding season in a broader perspective and contribute to the information used to describe patterns in avian populations across North America.
Last updated: September 24, 2020