Spring 2006 was an exciting season at Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station (TTPBRS). On June 8th, staff and volunteers completed the 7th consecutive season of the Migration Monitoring Program at Tommy Thompson Park! A total of 2,570 birds were banded and 177 species were recorded in the study area and these were our highest spring totals ever! Highlights from the field included first records of Clay-coloured Sparrow, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grasshopper Sparrow and Forster’s Tern, among others. It was a great season not only because of the birds but also because our educational programs were in full swing. In the end over 900 people were treated to bird banding demonstrations and discussions!In other news, this past June we were very pleased to hear from Bird Studies Canada that TTPBRS was accepted as a member station of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network!
The research station will reopen on August 5 for fall migration so look for daily reports to resume then!