Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Have you ever held a bird in the palm of your hand? Listened to a bird’s heart beat close to your ear? Opened your hands and watched a bird take off into the air?

Blackstone Parks Conservancy invites you to join us for these experiences and more with University of Rhode Island Professor Dr. Peter Paton, Certified Bird Bander, on Saturday, May 16th at 8:30 am. Yes, it has to be that early, and it will be worth it!

Peter will explain the benefits of bird banding, demonstrate how a band is attached, and show us how to safely hold a wild bird. You’ll be amazed at how fast their hearts beat!

At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Road, Providence, RI 02906).  GPS:  41°49’58.8″N 71°22’40.9″W

Bird banding flyer