I tagged along on a Golden-Cheeked Warbler bird banding session with biologist Julie Murray from the Travis County Balcones Canyonlands Conservation office in Austin, Texas. The endangered birds are banded and re-sighted every year during breeding season to help scientists understand how many birds are returning each year, how long they live and how big their territories are, among other things.
Below is a photo essay of the banding experience.
For more information on the BCCP and the Golden-Cheeked Warbler, check out these resources below:
Fulton is just outside of Rockport TX, the place that got hardest hit during Hurricane Harvey last summer. You could still see the signs of the storm. Tarped roofs and piles of gathered debris were evident pretty much on every street we traveled in Rockport & Fulton.
When we got to the marina, still more signs of storm recovery. Bait sho