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Bird Tagger

Do you love to learn about birds? You could become a bird bander. A bird bander helps scientists keep track of birds. The bander catches a bird and puts a tiny band around its ankle. This band has a number on it, and the bander writes it down. The bander also writes the bird's age and size. Then the bander returns the bird to the wild. Later other banders and scientists might trap the same bird. They can look up the bird's number and see how it grew and changed.

Bird Banding Laboratory
USGS site describes why birds are banded and what the bird banding program is.

Who Can Band Birds?
USGS site gives statistics on who can band birds and what is required to become a bird bander.

Bird Banding
Do you enjoy watching birds? Then Bird Banding could be the career for you.