The Ruthven Banding Lab (also known as the Haldimand Bird Observatory – HBO) is happy to share the 2018 edition of our newsletter, “The Harrier”. Click here to download the newsletter. Within this document, you will find summaries of the 2017 spring and fall migration monitoring seasons, information on Snow Bunting and Northern Saw-whet Owl banding activities, and a bird banding quiz. We hope you enjoy reading about all of the exciting activities the HBO takes part in.
The Haldimand Bird Observatory is a charitable organization that is dependent on donations and memberships to support our banding activities. If you are an occasional or frequent visitor to the banding lab, please consider becoming a member! Click here to download the membership form.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Ruthven Park on April 28 and will include banding activities (lab opens at 7:00 am for visitors), a census hike, a pizza lunch available for purchase, our business meeting, and an engaging talk about bird migration by David Brewer. The business meeting and presentation will begin at 1:00 pm. This meeting is also a wonderful time to sign up for a membership if you are interested in doing so; membership forms will be available at the event. Please consider joining us!