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Visitors to SE Iowa refuge handle tiny birds

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted May 13 2014 10:12AM

WAPELLO, Iowa (AP) — Visitors to the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge near Wapello got a lesson in catching and banding birds.

The staff at the southeast Iowa refuge on Saturday set up six nets to capture songbirds. Visitors helped carefully free the small birds, attach tiny metal bands and then release them.

Refuge biologist Jessica Bolser oversaw the effort, which helps determine what kind of habitat migrating birds use on their journeys. That information can help the refuge better manage its habitat.

Twelve-year-old Jacey Poole spent much of the morning at the event with her family. Her mother, Jennifer Poole, says she's considering a career related to birds and biology.

Jennifer Poole says they enjoyed the event but noted extracting a tiny bird from a net can be difficult.

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Visitors to SE Iowa refuge handle tiny birds
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