The Beaverhill Natural Area and trails remain open to the public 24/7. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, the BBO is not accepting volunteers at this time and we will not be banding birds until further notice. We ask that visitors respectfully stay outside of our buildings, as we are happy to talk to visitors in our clearing and anywhere in the great outdoors!
Initiated in 1984, migration monitoring is the longest running program established at the BBO. Migration monitoring is a means of documenting changes in abundance of northern-nesting species across broad geographic scales that are relatively inaccessible for breeding season surveys
These methods are also used at over two dozen stations across Canada who belong to the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network (CMMN), which BBO joined as a full member in 1992.
CMMN is a cooperative venture among:
Migration monitoring requires substantial effort by skilled staff and volunteers, and ongoing financial support for infrastructure and salaries.