NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse and a small bunch of great volunteers have been busy banding birds on or near the closed Erie Landfill as part of a larger research project aimed at creating more habitat for threatened and endangered avian species.
One of the stars of September: the threatened Savannah Sparrow (above). More than 150 were banded last month. We also banded 50 Indigo Buntings.
Many of our Tuesday Teaser close-up photos were taken of these banded birds.
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Black-throated Blue Warbler-1