Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday's Results: An Unexpected Record Day!

We set a new record today - the most birds banded in a single day during the fall at KIBS!  We banded 244 new birds and 7 recaptures of 24 different species.  Common Yellowthroats made yet another comeback with 113 of them banded.  Gray Catbirds were a far second with 33 banded, and American Redstarts took third with 24 banded.  Black-throated Blue Warblers and Palm Warblers rounded out the top 5, each with 17 individuals banded.  There were many Highlights-of-the-Day:  EASTERN PHOEBE (first of the season), CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (first of the fall, and only the second banding record for KIBS), and PHILADELPHIA VIREO (the first banding record ever for KIBS)!  


I was not expecting the extraordinary results that we had today.  The weather overnight seemed just so-so for migration but I guess there was something that the birds liked.  It will be interesting to see what tomorrow will bring.


Will, Meghan, DeeAnne, and Michael - you guys did an awesome job today!  

Eastern Phoebe (hatch-year, sex unknown)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (hatch-year, female)

Philadelphia Vireo (hatch-year, sex unknown)

Hooded Warbler (hatch-year, male)


1 Acadian Flycatcher

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Philadelphia Vireo

8 White-eyed Vireo

10 Red-eyed Vireo

2 House Wren

3 Swainson's Thrush

33 Gray Catbird

2 Northern Mockingbird

1 Brown Thrasher

2 Northern Parula

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler

17 Black-throated Blue Warbler

1 Prairie Warbler

17 Palm Warbler (Western)

1 Black-and-White Warbler 

24 American Redstart

113 Common Yellowthroat

1 Hooded Warbler

1 Northern Cardinal

1 Indigo Bunting

3 Painted Bunting



1 Common Ground-Dove

5 Carolina Chickadee

1 Painted Bunting



# of Birds Banded:  244

# of Recaptures:  7

# of Species:  24

Effort:  108.8 net-hours

Capture Rate:  230.7 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  17


1 comment:

  1. I saw the radar screen this morning and I suspected that you were going to have a very busy day! Looking at the radar screen this evening, my guess is that you can expect the same for tomorrow! And I am wondering what Monday morning's cold front will bring!?!!!! I think it is going to be a wild time at KIBS this weekend!