Hummer Banding Demo
Master Bander Susan Heath
(Open to the Public Banding Site)
Susan is the Director of Conservation Research at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson, Texas. She holds a Master Permit from the USGS Bird Banding laboratory and has been involved with various banding projects for 16 years. She bands wintering hummingbirds in the Houston and Brazosport areas in addition to her research projects on American Oystercatchers, Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers, Willets and Loggerhead Shrikes.
Master Bander Sumita Prasad
(Hummer Home Bus Banding Site)
Sumita Prasad is an avid birder, naturalist, world traveler, and a native Texan of Indian descent. She holds a Master Permit from the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory and has been banding for over 17 years. Sumita focuses on banding wintering hummingbirds in the Houston area, but also bands other birds- including songbirds, raptors, pelicans, and more.
Banding Demonstration Dates & Times:
Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17 – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions to Banding Site: Fulton Learning Center, 314 N. 6th St. Fulton, TX 78358
From Business Hwy. 35 in Fulton, turn east onto Mesquite Drive (toward the water). Midway down Mesquite Drive turn into parking lot of the school. Follow sidewalks and signage to the garden area. https://www.acisd.org/index.cfm?campusid=101