Visitors are welcome on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Birds are more active in the morning and less so in the afternoon when they rest. Volunteers will invite anyone interested to walk along with them on a designated net run as they check the mist nets. Nets are checked, at a minimum, hourly. The safety of the birds is the primary concern; therefore, weather conditions such as heavy rain or excessive heat or cold dictate whether banding takes place. It is recommended that visitors call ahead to assure that volunteer staff are present if weather conditions are “iffy” to avoid a wasted trip to far northwest Winnebago County! Migration usually ramps up after Labor Day, but birds are moving south now.