Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Bremer Wildlife's Bird Banding

Beginning in the summer of 2022, a special project was started at the Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary located in Hillsboro. The property has a 50-nest box trail that spans 2.3 miles and the boxes are primarily used by Eastern Bluebirds (target species), Tree Swallows, House Wrens, and occasionally a Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse or Carolina Wren. Nancy Redman monitors the boxes during the breeding season, being April 1 through Aug. 31, and she also has a sub-permit for bird banding under Vern Kleen, Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders.

Redman started banding the nestling Eastern Blueb...


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