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  • A marvelous morning of migratory bird banding

    Beveroth bands a magnolia warbler.

    Beveroth bands a magnolia warbler. The team will report the bird’s data to the federal Bird Banding Laboratory, a scientific program that collects, archives and disseminates the information for bird research and surveillance.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:
    Illinois Natural History Survey avian ecologist Tara Beveroth’s work contributes to the Critical Trends Assessment Program, an initiative of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that monitors the biological health of the state’s forests, wetlands and grasslands. She also is a coordinator of two bird-monitoring programs in Illinois:  the Monitoring of Owls and Nightjars initiative and the Spring Bird Count, which she co-coordinates with U. of I. natural resources and environmental sciences professor Michael Ward

    The INHS is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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