Bird Banding

Bird Banding at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station has been a regular fall, spring and occasional summer event since the fall of 2007.  Master bird bander Jim Keefer, a SUNY Oswego alumnus, volunteers to conduct this bird population ecology research and teach others about resident and migrating birds in our area.  Visitors are welcome to observe and encouraged to help with the banding, often having hands-on experience with the birds during the process.  Enjoy the bird banding video fr

Research publications

Bunch A. (2000). The impact of cold climate on the decomposition process. Journal of Forensic Identification 59 (1):26-44.

Stiles, G., Holy, M. & Weber. P. G..  (2003). The fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus drury) in north central New York. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 45 (l): 3-7.

Weber, P. G., Preston, S., Dlugos,  M. J. & Nelson, A. P.  (2007). The effects of field mowing on adult butterfly assemblages in central New York state. Natural Areas Journal 28: 130-143.