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5/07/2011

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Spring Migration Monitoring: May 1 - 7

Western Palm Warbler

The trees are finally leafing out now, and we are starting to see the insectivore diversity increase. A pair of Tree Swallows has taken up residence in the nest box behind the lab and the female has been busy gathering nest material while the male sits on guard atop the weather pole.
We were rained out on Monday and Tuesday, and rain forced early closure on Friday as well. It sure has been a wet spring, and hopefully all the standing water will mean more insects for the birds to eat!

New Arrivals:

Northern Pintail
Savannah Sparrow
Gray Catbird
White-crowned Sparrow
Warbling Vireo
Cape May Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
Black-throated Green Warbler
Chimney Swift
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Eastern Kingbird
American Pipit
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler


Banding Totals

Downy Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Great Flycatcher 2
Tree Swallow 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 11
Hermit Thrush 6
American Robin 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Myrtle Warbler 53
Western Palm Warbler 13
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 21
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 18
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2
Total 163