Story: Birdwatching

Banding a wrybill

Banding a wrybill

A wrybill at the Miranda Shorebird Centre is banded with a metal ring bearing a unique number. Banding birds is an important way to discover where they travel and how long they live, and learn about the life history of a species.

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Miranda Shorebird Centre
Photograph by Keith Woodley

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Gordon Ell, 'Birdwatching - Birdwatching tips', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Gordon Ell, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015