Students Band Birds 3

Students Band Birds 3

Emily Thomas, a master's candidate in wildlife and fisheries science, attaches a leg band to a songbird during a banding session on the grounds of the Arboretum at Penn State. Thomas, who holds a banding permit from the U.S. Geological Survey, spends one or two mornings per week banding birds and collecting data on them for use by researchers nationwide.

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