The diminutive salt marsh sparrow will take center stage at the March Evening Program offered by the Seabrook Island Natural History Group on Thursday evening, March 8th, when wildlife biologist Aaron Given
discusses the importance of the ongoing banding program for wintering marsh sparrows conducted by the Town of Kiawah’s bird banding station. Aaron manages one of the southeast’s most important banding stations and has served as Kiawah’s Assistant Wildlife Biologist since 2008.
With degrees in zoology and wildlife biology, Aaron studied the wintering ecology of yellow rails in coastal Texas for his Master’s thesis and was first exposed to the importance of banding for tracking migration patterns. His special interest is avian ecology and management, passerine migration ecology and marsh bird ecology.
All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome at SINHG Evening Programs, which begin at 7:00 pm with refreshments and fellowship followed by the program at 7:30 pm. There is a $5 donation for non-SINHG members. Membership information can be found at www.sinhg.org.
-Submitted by Norm Powers on behalf of SINHG