8/12/2014

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2014 Fall Migration Monitoring begins!

It is great to be back for fall monitoring!  The nets were opened for the first time on Tuesday August 5th.
August is typically slow at a migration station, but we have lots of local breeders at TTP to keep us busy until the migrants arrive in droves.  With a high system sitting over us, the weather has allowed for a few migrant passerines to trickle through.  Here are some of the species recently banded:

Adult male Cedar Waxwing
Hatch year Killdeer 
Hatch year Lesser Yellowlegs
Hatch year male Belted Kingfisher
Hatch year Yellow Warbler
Least Sandpiper
The Bird Research Station is now open on weekends so please feel free to drop by and see what we are catching and seeing.

Remember Leslie St is closed south of Commissioner's, so you will have to take Cherry St to Unwin, and Unwin over to the Park gates.

If you would like to learn more about what happens at the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research station, and receive email updates including more pictures and species numbers, consider becoming at TTPBRS member.  Sign up here and take advantage of the many benefits!