8-14 January 2006

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Join us for another
Winter Hummingbird Expedition to Costa Rica
in February 2006


We always enjoy bird banding and being able to contribute our data in the hope of helping ornithology gain better understanding of some aspect of a bird's life history. There are times when we're REALLY glad we're allowed to capture wild birds--such as this week when we trapped at Hilton Pond Center a Mystery Bird we might not even have been able to identify had we just seen it "on the wing."

Below you'll find a photo of this bird. When you think you know what it is--or when you give up trying!--click on the link under the picture to learn the Mystery Bird's true identity and for more information about this unusual creature.

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