By Paul Schmitt
You can get an up close and personal birding experience on Plum Island this weekend. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge are sponsoring the event where visitors can observe professional techniques of capture, banding, and release of birds. Park Ranger Dustan Hoffman says the public will see how mesh nets are used in the process.
The “Birding on the Bay” event is this Saturday and Sunday. Hoffman says bird books, binoculars and spotting scopes will be provided with hiking opportunities available as well. Morning and evening trips of four hours are planned with free public boat transportation provided from Gills Rock and Washington Island. To make reservations, you can go to contact information found with this story online.