Definition of bird banding in English:

bird banding

Syllabification: bird band·ing


North American
  • The practice of catching birds, marking them with an identifying band around the leg, and then releasing them.
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    • This early experiment in American bird banding paid off: Audubon was delighted to see the birds he had marked return the next year.
    • Now, researchers use bird banding to track a range of avian activities.
    • This fall's bird banding will take place from October 6th through the 18th.


bird bander

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  • However, as an ornithologist and bird bander whose specialty is hummingbirds, I was surprised to read the author's assertion that hummingbirds cannot be banded due to risk of injury and impaired flight.
  • In the United States, John James Audubon may have been the first bird bander.
  • Tom is a photographer, but even cooler than that is a master bird bander.

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