Black-backed gull banding on the Wairau River bed17/12/2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at Wairau River SH6 Bridge - Renwick side. Marlborough
Free of charge
Anna Crowe, email@example.com, 0272559924
An event for children and their families to learn about bird capture and bird banding, on a species which is robust, and can handle being caught. We will be capturing, banding and learning all about the black-backed gulls that nest on the Wairau River bed, with local expert Mike Bell.
Suitable for all ages – but all must be prepared to do a lot of walking on the river bed. Non-members are welcome, but all children need to be accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for them.
Please bring: sun hat, sunscreen, water, food, sturdy footwear, insect repellent, allergy medication (for any known allergies), warm and wind-proof layers. The site is very exposed, so it could be very hot, or very cold, depending on the weather on the day.
To join this event, please bring an adult who is responsible for you!