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Bird Banding with the World Bird Sanctuary

  • Forest Park Intersection of Wells Dr. and Government Dr. St. Louis, Mo, 63139 (map)

Have you ever wanted to see a live song bird up close, or see how scientists regularly study birds? If so, please join us in Kennedy Forest to witness and learn about mist-netting and bird banding! Mist-netting is a common bird researching technique used to capture birds. Once the bird is caught important scientific information is recorded, such as the bird’s species type, age, sex, and health. The bird is then retrofitted with a stylish metal leg band that allows even more data to potentially be collected over time, such as movement or life span. So much of the information we know about birds comes from bird banding research. Come see and learn about all of these steps in Forest Park with the World Bird Sanctuary’s banding team; you may even be lucky enough to release a bird from your own hands! 

Free and open to the public. This event is weather dependent. If there is moderate rain the event will be canceled for that day. For more information please contact

For more information about our Bird Watching Programs, please click here

Earlier Event: September 12
LouFest 2015
Later Event: September 13
LouFest 2015