See falcon chick banding in Lima and Toledo
Mon, 21 May 2012 12:28:23 GMT —
If you missed the Bowling Green baby falcon banding on May 10, you still have another chance to see two nests here in Northwest Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will band peregrine falcon chicks at 10 a.m. on Monday in Lima at the square and at 2 p.m. in Toledo at the University of Toledo Bell Tower.
ODNR biologists will outfit the three-week-old peregrine falcon chicks with state and federal identification bands so they can be tracked after they mirgrate from their birthplace. Officials will also draw blood from the chicks and weigh them to evaluate their overall health.
There are a confirmed total of 36 nesting sites throughout Ohio. Nesting locations include tall city buildings, bridges, steel manufacturing companies, grain processors and power plants.
Ohio's peregrine falcon program is supported by the state income tax check-off program, donations and sales of the cardinal license plate. Donations can also be made online at www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife.