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.

The Fall Banding Season Comes to an End

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for another great season!

Check out the fall highlights above and be sure to come back in May for the start of the spring season.

Interested in volunteering?

Check out the Volunteering at AIMS page.

Want to be on our mailing list?

Visit the Contact AIMS page. During spring and fall banding seasons, you will receive our daily update email.

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