Bird Banding in Fort Morgan

I have said it so many time but I’ll say it again.  The fall is the absolutely the best time to be at the beach.  Warm day cool evenings and so much to see and hear.  At the Sunset Properties office we leave the doors open most days.  This of course invites all sorts of flying friends in.  We are regularly shewing out dragon flies and bugs of all sorts sometimes even a bird on occasion.   The birds are loving the weather as well.  You can hear them singing constantly.

This great weather and the plentiful food and shelter makes the Ft. Morgan area the perfect place for a lay over for our feathered friends.  They are heading south but they are enjoying the beauty of the Fort Morgan area before they keep going south.  Our tiny piece of land is a major landing strip for migrating birds twice a year.  When they land a dedicated group of volunteers take time to weigh measure and count each of these creatures.  This valuable information is shared with researchers all of the world studying birds.  We feel truly blessed to play host to the birds traveling through the area.

If you are here right now you can witness all the excitement in Ft. Morgan.  Just head toward Fort Morgan, and head off to the right when you start seeing vehicles.  The friendly volunteers will give information about what they are doing and information about each bird you see.  If you are very lucky you may even have a chance to let this gorgeous creature fly again, right out of your palm.  Try to come down in the next couple of weeks and join the bird banding team.

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