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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
November 2021
November 22, 2021
Photo by Kathy Andrews Wright.

Illinois Wildlife Quick Tip: Participating in Bird Banding

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By Kathy Andrews Wright

Film Date:

July 8, 2021

Speaker:

Randy Smith, Wetland Wildlife Program Manager, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Produced by:

Kathy Andrews Wright

Rick Wright

Edited by:

Sarah Marjanovic 

Questions received in advance of the conversation are listed below, with the time noted should you desire to fast-forward to a topic of interest.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Wetland Wildlife Program Manager Randy Smith describes the process for becoming a certified bird bander in this Quick Tip session with the Living with Wildlife Illinois team.

0:08   Getting involved in bird banding

0:23   Becoming a bird bander is a challenging process

1:25   Volunteer bird banding opportunities with the Illinois Natural History Survey and Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife Resources

If you are interested in viewing the text alternative for the video click the CC option at the lower margin of the video.


Kathy Andrews Wright is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where she was editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine. She is currently the editor of Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal and Illinois Audubon magazine.

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