Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last Day of the 2014 Fall Migration Banding Season

On the last day of the 2014 fall banding season, I banded 17 new birds and had 19 recaptures of 10 different species.  I have been catching the same 7-8 species for the last two weeks so it was nice to get an Eastern Phoebe and a Downy Woodpecker.

I will be putting together a summary post tomorrow with the season's totals and highlights. Winter banding will begin around December 10th with banding occurring every 10 days through the end of March. In addition, our forth season of winter marsh sparrow banding will begin around December 6th to coincide with the higher (> 6 feet) daytime high tides.  If anybody is interested in helping out with marsh sparrow banding let me know.  I can always use the help with this project.

Thank you following along with us again this season.  I am planning to do occasional blog posts for winter songbird banding and marsh sparrow banding - so check back over the winter

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Hatch-year, female)  

1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow

1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
2 Hermit Thrush
9 Gray Catbird
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Song Sparrow

# of Birds Banded:  17
# of Recaptures:  19
# of Species:  10
Effort:  164.7 net-hours
Capture Rate:  21.9 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given

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