Kestrel Haven
an Avian Migration Observatory

in the Heart of the Fingerlakes

How You Can Help

All of the work at KHMO is volunteer. The Dept of the Interior provides the unique, serially numbered aluminum bands; all other supplies and computer support must be provided by KHMO. The Gregoires volunteer over 4000 hours a year and financially support the work of the station along with a few welcome donors.

Banding is very expensive in that the primary capture tool, the mist net, is very fragile and must be replaced every season. Best of all the material and design makes them very kind to the birds which satisfies our primary objective here. KHMO uses up to 24 of these nets spring and fall, that currently sell for over $135.00 each. Your help is essential.

Many thanks to ATC Corporation, Julie, Rick, and David G. for their generous donation to our research capability. We are grateful to Shari and Stan Beaver of Stillman's Greenhouse for their annual support of our research and to Steve Sierigk and Acorn Designs for supplying the wonderful notecards that we use to thank those who recover our bands. Thanks also to Bridgette Goodman, publisher of the Schuyler County Hi-Lites for providing for our data form printing needs, and to our Webmaster, Vicky Kelly without whose dedication, this web site would not be possible.

A special thanks to those whose contributions continue to help defray our mistnet expenses.

Your assistance is very much needed and appreciated. KHMO also has a short wish list of "in kind" donations that you may be able to help with.

Donations can be sent to:

John Gregoire, KHMO
5373 Fitzgerald Road
Burdett , NY 14818-9626

Thank You !

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Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
John & Sue Gregoire
Field Ornithologists
5373 Fitzgerald Road
Burdett, NY 14818-9626

"Conserve & Create HABITAT"

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Last updated on November 15, 2012