Family Bird Banding Field Trip

Family Bird Banding Field Trip


10:00 am - 11:30 am


Bookings closed


Kite Hill
Cluett Dr., Williamstown, MA, 01267

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Have you ever wondered how scientists study birds?

Join Dr. Heather Williams of the Williams College biology department to find out in this hands-on science experience for families! Become part of the process – help set mist nets to catch birds and then learn about bird research with a live bird processing and banding demonstration.

The event is limited to 12 people, ages 7 + recommended. To protect the birds, no dogs or other pets are allowed at this event. For questions, email
Photo by Doug Lister
Directions. From Main St./Spring St. in Williamstown, turn onto Water St./Rt. 43 South and follow the road for 2 miles. Turn right onto Gale Rd. and follow for 0.2 miles. Then turn left onto Cluett Drive and continue to the end of the road.
Parking.  Pull off on sides of the turnaround at the end of Cluett Drive. Please be mindful of private driveways and do not block them.
Facilities at Kite Hill. There are no indoor spaces or bathrooms at the site.
Surfaces & Accessibility. This site has patches of mowed and unmowed grass. Be aware that there is little shade at the site.
What to bring. Please check the weather before arriving and plan accordingly. This event will involve walking through a field and long pants/long sleeved shirts, bug spray or permethrin treated clothing are recommended for tick protection. Sun protection is also recommended.
Cancellations. To protect the health of the birds, any rain will cancel the event. A cancellation email will be sent to registered participants the night prior to the event and updates will be posted to this page and on social media. If you have registered but find you will not be able to attend, you can make your spot available for another person by going to ‘manage my bookings’ at the bottom of this page and hitting ‘cancel’ next to the program name.


This event is fully booked. To join the waiting list, please use the following form.

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