Audubon of Martin County will be hosting My FAVORITE BIRD ESSAY & ART CONTEST AWARDS PICNIC on Saturday, April 13,2013 starting at 11 a.m.
On Tuesday morning before dawn our banding team is busy setting out mist nets in the urban oasis of Possum Long nature preserve. Six nets measuring 36 feet long by 10 feet tall are set up along the wooded trails, butterfly garden and along the wetland.
Birds are gently removed from the mist nets. Detailed records are kept by Nancy LaFramboise , a trained and permitted bander and her helpers. A small band unique to this banding station is placed on the leg of the bird before release.
The purpose of this banding project is to provide data for long trem studies and in particular, of the birds which visit this wooded area in the center of an urban environment, as the property is restored with plants that provide food and habitat for migrating as well as resident birds.
Northern Parulas are found during the winter in Martin County.
Nectar Delight by Lisa Ludlum Best in Show
Audubon of Martin County deeply appreciates the support of our photo contest entrants in helping our chapter to fulfill its mission in conservation of habitat and wildlife in Martin County. Also many thanks to our judges, Dan Mackin, Malia Schramm and Deborah Silver. Our winners photographs were displayed at the Bluewater Gallery in Port Salerno. Thank you Malia and Bluewater gallery for your support. Thanks also to Seacoast Bank for your sponsorship and to our entire committee of AoMC members who worked so diligently.
Click below on Read More to view a complete list of winners. go to www.birdhero.com to view not only the winners photos but also all the entrants' photos.
Start taking those photos for the 2014 "A Bird's Eye View" contest now and watch this website in the fall for updates on the contest. Don't forget that cell phone photos can be entered too!
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