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Bird Chat: Cape Florida Banding Station by Michelle Davis (Virtual)
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Note the date is changed to September 9th Join Orange Audubon Society (OAS) to hear all about the work of the Cape Florida Banding Station on September 9th at 7 p.m. on OAS’ Bird Chat. Photo is of a relatively rare Connecticut Warbler caught at the banding station.
The Cape Florida Banding Station (CFBS) is located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (BBCFSP) at the southern tip of Key Biscayne, a developed barrier island just off the coast of Miami.
Many of the neotropical migrants that breed in eastern Canada, the northeastern United States and the mid-Atlantic region use the Atlantic Flyway in fall to reach their winter habitats in the Caribbean Islands and northern South America.
Migrant passerines following the eastern Florida coastline southward often funnel through Key Biscayne and land in BBCFSP, a natural oasis in heavily-developed Miami-Dade County.
Here, the birds stop to rest, refuel and sometimes find refuge from bad weather before continuing southward. The restored native vegetation provides ample food such as insects and fruit that are essential to build up the fat deposits that fuel the birds on their over-water flights.
CFBS was established in 2002 to investigate use of the restored hardwood hammocks by neotropical migrants. As the only long-term banding station in South Florida, it fills a gap in migration monitoring along the entire Eastern seaboard.
To receive the Zoom link and be able to ask questions LIVE, click on this link https://bit.ly/2GnFfh1 to register.
After registering once, you will be sent the link for each program. Register by 6 p.m. to receive the link in time. Otherwise you can view the program a few days after on OAS’ YouTube channel. Check out all our past programs there. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCobGWrdfg4EpU1FOOM4Gh7A