Illinois Audobon Society

The Beauty And Science Of Bird Banding

Nov 8, 2018
Connie Kuntz

Who doesn't love the brilliant beauty of a tiny bird? They are adorable and have a way of inspiring young people to pursue scientific careers.

One such person was, and is, Dr. James Marshall, associate professor of biology at Rockford University.  He fell in love with birds when he was eight years old.  Decades later, he has banded more than 10,000 birds.