Fall Migration Monitoring: August 13 - 17

Canada Warbler taken by Brett Tryon

The weather was beautiful this week, and we were actually able to run the station for five consecutive days without being rained out. We had a little wave of migrants, including Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Canada Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, American Redstart and Ovenbird. We continued to catch fluffy, juvenile Gray Catbirds, or "kitten birds" as I like to call them. We have been lucky to band 6 Canada Warblers, all hatch-year females.

Although there has been some activity, many of the birds have been staying up in the tops of the trees, therefore our total for the week was a mere 87 birds banded. This is usual for August though, and we look forward to the weeks to come!

Species Total
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Traill's Flycatcher 8
Eastern Kingbird 4
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Gray Catbird 6
Cedar Waxwing 1
European Starling 7
Warbling Vireo 5
Yellow Warbler 5
Myrtle Warbler 2
Ovenbird 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Northern Waterthrush 6
American Redstart 8
Canada Warbler 6
Song Sparrow 6
Baltimore Oriole 5
Myrtle Warbler 1
Common Grackle 1
Total 87