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9/01/2004

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Migration Monitoring at TTP-August 12-18

Hello all,
The second week of fall migration monitoring was quiet for the most part. There were some interesting records however (see below). Numbers of Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, Traill's and Least Flycatchers have increased. The week also featured a host of newly arrived species from more northern breeding areas. The overall diversity of birds has been increasing by the day. Looking forward to the coming weeks of Blue Jays, Blackpolls and Sharp-shins!
Note:
We could still use some skilled birders for census and point counts at the research station. If interested please contact me!
HIGHLIGHTS
Banding
1-Black-billed Cuckoo on August 12 (1st banded for TTPBRS)
3-Mourning Warbler on August 13
1-Black and White Warbler on August 14
1-American Redstart on August 15
3-Ovenbird on August 16
1-Tennessee on August 16
1-Magnolia Warbler on August 16
1-Yellow-billed Cuckoo on August 17
8-Warbling Vireo on August 18
Observations
1-Merlin on August 12
42-Purple Martin on August 12 (Fall 03 high was 3!)
1-Osprey on August 13
1-Veery on August 14
62-Cedar Waxwing on August 15
25-American Goldfinch on August 16
2-White-throated Sparrow on August 16
750-European Starling (nearly a lowlight!)
1-Trumpeter Swan on August 18
Season Banding Total
341
Season Species Total
86
Dan Derbyshire
Migration Monitoring Coordinator
TRCA
The Tommy Thompson Park Migration Monitoring Program is a joint project of the Toronto and Region Conservation
Authority (TRCA) and Toronto Bird Observatory (TBO)
TRCA: www.trca.on.ca
TBO: http://www3.sympatico.ca/tboweb/