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Coyote Creek Field Banding Demonstrations

For more than twenty-five years, biologists and volunteers have banded birds to study migration and riparian restoration at the Bird Observatory's Coyote Creek Field Station.

Visitors to Coyote Creek tour a habitat restoration/flood control area, see mist nets used to catch birds, learn about the tools used in banding, and view at least one wild bird up close and personal after it is banded.

Upcoming Events

We offer periodic "Bird in the Hand" banding demonstrations at the Coyote Creek Field Station. These demonstrations are free for members, and we ask for a $10 donation for non-members. Click here for the next scheduled tour. Detailed directions are sent after you sign up.

Coyote Creek Field Notes and Accessibility

Long pants are recommended due to dense vegetation, but not required. In the spring and summer, please apply mosquito repellant BEFORE coming on the tour. Walking shoes are necessary, and if it has rained recently, be prepared to get muddy.

Groups walk casually for about one hour along flat dirt paths, some of which are narrow. There is one short set of steep stairs. If you would like to attend and have questions about accessibility, please contact Outreach and Membership Coordinator Kristin Butler to discuss options.

Age Appropriateness

We gear our tours to the group attending and tour are generally suitable for everyone from ages 7 and up. If you have younger children, please contact Outreach and Membership Coordinator Kristin Butler to discuss options.

Group Tours

We welcome groups such as Audubon groups, education classes, scouts, and more! To learn more about fees or to arrange a private tour for a group, please contact Outreach and Membership Coordinator Kristin Butler.