Bird Banding – Fall Migration

Bird Banding – Ruthven Park National Historic Site 

Summer has flown by and the fall migratory period has begun.  That means from September 1 to November 7, bird banding is scheduled daily from dawn until noon except in inclement weather located at Ruthven Park National Historic Site Bird Banding Station.

Ruthven Park Celebrates the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Rick Ludkin, Ruthven’s Chief Bander holding a goldfinch. Although some goldfinches spend the winter in southern Ontario, some banded here have travelled long distances. For example, one of “our” goldfinches was recaptured in New Orleans along the Gulf of Mexico