LLCC’s 25,000th banded bird

Northern WaterthrushThe 25,000th bird was banded the morning of Aug. 31 at the LLCC Bird Banding Station! It was a warbler called a Northern Waterthrush (a fairly common migrant in central Illinois). Tony Rothering, professor of biology, and net-check assistants banded a total of 19 birds of seven species that morning.

In addition, a small segment of an interview Professor Rothering did in conjunction with a May bird banding event at Julbilee Farm is now available on the Jubilee Farm Facebook page.