Our nature preserves are open to the public 365 days per year, providing natural places that offer peace and respite for all. We will keep them open as long as it is safe to do so. While visiting our preserves, please practice social distancing and wear a mask if you encounter another person who will be closer than six feet … Learn more about our nature preserves.
Spring Migration Bird Banding
Our Public Bird Banding Schedule Could Change Depending on COVID-19 Restrictions. Please Watch for Updates. Thanks for Your Patience & Understanding.
During the spring migration, you can observe the bird banding process and learn about the many and varied species that stopover at Rushton Woods Preserve during their migration.
Please note the following:
-Banding is weather dependent. Banding may be canceled at any time with limited or no notice due to any one or more of the following weather factors: rain before a banding date, rain on a banding date, high winds.
-The banding station is entirely outdoors and you may have to walk through wet grass or mud to reach the station, please dress appropriately.
-Photography is permitted
-Video is prohibited
If you are interested in bringing a group to observe banding, please contact Lisa Kiziuk, Director of the Bird Conservation Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss arrangements.
Rushton Farm & Rushton Woods Preserve: 911 Delchester Road, Newtown Square.
ABOUT BIRD BANDING | Bird banding is an important and powerful scientific tool in bird conservation. Understanding our reasons for banding and being able to relate those reasons to the public, along with proper training and the maintenance of high scientific standards is necessary for the success of our banding/outreach program.
Rushton Woods Preserve (RWPR) lies within an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA), offering a great opportunity for banding and allowing us to study the seasonal and long term population patterns and species diversity of migratory and breeding birds. The RWPR banding project contributes to continent-wide monitoring efforts and exemplifies the benefits of low-impact land management practices on bird populations.