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Oct 5, 2022 | 20th Anniversary of Cape Florida Banding Station

Discover the many wonders of songbird migration at the Cape Florida Banding Station — one of South Florida’s longest-running Community Science Programs.

The Cape Florida Banding Station (CFBS) is located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (BBCFSP) at the southern tip of Key Biscayne, a developed barrier island lying just off Miami’s coast. Every spring and fall, millions of songbirds stop at Bill Baggs to refuel as they fly north or south along the Atlantic Flyway, heading for North American summering habitats or southern wintering destinations in the Caribbean and South America. Volunteer Community Scientists at the Banding Station have been banding these neotropical migrants during their Fall Migration since 2002, from mid-August through the first week of November.

In 2020, Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) and the Banding Station formed a partnership to nurture and grow the Banding Station’s operations, and to ensure that one of South Florida’s longest-running Community Science programs continues for generations to come. The purpose is to facilitate a deepening of scientific research and an expansion of public outreach and education about South Florida’s avian visitors.

Learn more here.