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Migration Monitoring at TTP-August 5-11

Weekly update on Migration Monitoring Results from Tommy Thompson Park for the week of August 5-11.
The first official day of monitoring for fall 2004 was August 5th. Typically, August has a slower pace than September and October although this migration "window" is critical for some species such as Yellow Warblers, Catbirds, Swallows and empidonax flycatchers. There has been a reasonable supply of these species during the first week, although banding totals are rather modest as is expected for this time of year. A few of the highlights are presented below.
HIGHLIGHTS
Banding
1-Northern Waterthrush on August 5
12-Yellow Warbler on August 5
1-White-throated Sparrow on August 6
1-Canada Warbler on August 7
2-Nashville Warbler on August 7 (early)
1-Swainson's Thrush on August 7
Observations
1-Peregrine Falcon on August 5
1-Black-billed Cuckoo on August 5
1-Eastern Bluebird on August 7 (rare for TTP)
28-Yellow Warbler on August 8
Season Banding Total
208
Season Species Total
65
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/