Students Band Birds 5

Students Band Birds 5

Emily Thomas, a graduate student in wildlife and fisheries science at Penn State, untangles a blue jay from the net in preparation for banding it. With the help of undergraduate students, Thomas has been banding birds this fall at the Arboretum at Penn State. The data they collect will be sent to the Bird Banding Laboratory at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, for use in studying birds' habits, migration patterns and longevity.

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