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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:17

Hold a wild bird

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A series of bird banding days will offer a chance to see the Smokies’ winged residents up close this summer at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. 

Each event begins at sunrise — 6-7 a.m. — and lasts through noon. Anyone is welcome to come help, regardless of experience level, for a chance to hold a real wild bird in their hand. Participants can drop in anytime within the bird-banding window with no RSVP necessary. 

Dates are: July 26, July 31 and Aug. 2.

Bird banding offers a way to educate the public about bird conservation and has also allowed Tremont to monitor the breeding bird population in Walker Valley for more than 16 years. For an up-close look, watch the video by Caleb Carlton and Tremont Institute at vimeo.com/220345535.

Tremont is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Townsend, Tennessee. 


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