I remember clearly the first time, as a photographer, I spotted a band on a bird. It was at Rocky Mountain National Park. Out in the middle of seemingly 'nowhere' was a beatiful black and white bird with a band on its leg. I wondered, "how does that happen?" When a group of four photographers, all friends, offered to share their photos of a bird banding activity at the Hassayampa River Preserve, I jumped at the chance to share them with you. I could not attend but have asked for explanations of what was going on.
Banding occurs throughout the summer at the Hassayampa River Preserve. Photographers are welcome to watch. Their schedule is posted on their Facebook site.