6/13/2012

With 2722 birds banded this spring, the daunting task of entering data has started!
That total was comprised of 83 species. That included 2 hybrids and 1 race.
We had 8 species with totals in the triple digits, with Yellow-rumped warbler topping the totals with 408 individuals banded !
The total of the 8 species comprised more that half the season's total

Yellow-rumped warbler                     408
Nashville warbler                               216
White-throated sparrow                     183
Swainson's thrush                              150
Red-winged blackbird                       130
Western palm warbler                       129
Yellow warbler                                 119
Nashville warbler                              103

                     TOTAL                      1528

6/10/2012

Today we closed down the banding station for the spring migration.The last week has been slow, with a few straggler warblers, thrushes and flycatchers. Cedar waxwings made up any numbers we banded.
We ended the season with over 2800 birds banded. This included 2 hybrids and 1 race.
We will start the fall migration monitoring on August 5th. A special thank you to all the volunteers that participated in the spring season, and hope to see you all again this fall!