Monomoy national wildlife refuge
Established in 2011 with the cooperation of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and staff of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, the station represents the first effort at long-term landbird banding on the Refuge. The station is located near the lighthouse on South Monomoy island, a known stopping point for migrating birds hosting incredibly diverse species.
We utilize research protocols standardized at other US and international bird observatories to monitor the passage of migratory birds in the fall through constant effort banding and daily census. In addition to collecting valuable scientific data, the station provides information of keen interest to expert birders, as well as a unique opportunity to expand their practical skills in field ornithology.