The adventures of banded migratory birds and dangers they face on their long travels can lead them to facilities just like ours. This is the story of one patient who, after a short stay is back on their journey south.
Did you know that researchers will place small bands on migratory birds to study a variety of factors? If a banded bird is seen or caught, the number can be sent to the National Bird Banding Laboratory. This database provides information that helps biologists learn about migration paths and how long an individual bird might live.