AIMS Bird Banding

The Appledore Island Migration Station (AIMS) is located on Appledore Island in the Gulf of Maine. Each spring and fall, AIMS staff — who are all volunteers and students — band birds from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, weather permitting.

Appledore Island is also home to the Shoals Marine Lab. SML provides hands-on educational and research programs in marine science and environmental sustainability. SML hosts the banding station and its personnel during migration seasons.

9/15 – It’s a Wrap!

The Fall 2016 season comes to an end

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Fall Banding Dates:
Aug 14 – Sep 16

Information for Volunteers

NOTE: if you are interested in learning more about becoming a banding station volunteer, please check out the Volunteering at Aims page.

The Covino twins are here!!

Avaleen Lucille Covino was born on August 6, at 1:17pm, and her little brother Thaxter Lawrence Covino an hour later at 2:17pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the Covino family!

Recent News & Updates:

  • 09/06/2016: Bander and North American Banding Council Trainer Anthony Hill will be representing the NABC Certification Committee at the inaugural NABC Certification Session for Raptor Banders and Trainers, September 8-12 in Boise, Idaho. The session is being hosted by the Intermountain Bird Observatory of Boise State University.
  • 08/02/2016: Bander Anthony Hill was one of the instructors at a hummingbird banding workshop held in West Virginia, Aug 4-7. The workshop participants (including bander Liz Burton) were approved to receive their hummingbird banding certification.