Definition of bird banding in English:

bird banding


North American
  • The practice of catching birds, marking them with an identifying band around the leg, and then releasing them.

    ‘This early experiment in American bird banding paid off: Audubon was delighted to see the birds he had marked return the next year.’
    British term bird ringing
    • ‘Now, researchers use bird banding to track a range of avian activities.’
    • ‘This fall's bird banding will take place from October 6th through the 18th.’
    • ‘The Biological Survey chose Frederick C. Lincoln to manage its bird banding program in 1920.’
    • ‘In a deviation from matters of classification, Walters adds a bit of commentary on the history of bird banding and lack of knowledge of the causes of migration.’