Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FOS: Chestnut-sided warbler, New species for KIBS

Despite some nasty weather early this morning, we had an excellent day today. We captured 86 new birds and 10 recaptures spanning 22 different species, including 13 different warbler species! This is by far the most diverse group we have had so far. In addition to getting a good number of individuals and species, we caught one First of Season bird, a Chestnut-sided Warbler. We also caught a bird that was a first for our banding station ever, the Yellow-throated Warbler! Though these birds are regualr breeders on Kiawah Island and they spend most of their time high in the canopy, safely out of reach of our nets. 
First Yellow-throated Warbler ever to visit KIBS
First of season Chestnut-sided Warbler, hatch year male

2 White-eyed Vireo
11 Red-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
1 Veery

3 Gray Catbird
1 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Northern Waterthrush
6 Black-and-White Warbler
30 Common Yellowthroat
10 American Redstart
6 Cape May Warbler
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 Ovenbird
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
2 Prairie Warbler
1 Painted Bunting
1 House Finch

4 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Ovenbird
1 Black and White Warbler
1 American Redstart 

# of New Birds:  86
# of Recaptures:  10
# of Species:  22
Effort:  109.5 net-hours
Capture Rate:  87.7 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  18

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak
Will Oakley

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