Friday, September 26, 2014

Non avian visitors

Today we were visited by the Carolina bird club. Four of their members dared to leave the beach and attempt to navigate our muddy and flooded trails, but we were happy to have them. It was not particularly a busy day as we only banded 28 new birds, but we were able to show the group a good selection of different species before they left. It was nice being able to share our birds with them and we are looking forward to the next group tomorrow. We hope we can convince more of them to visit the table and see some birds up close.

1 Willow Flycatcher
4 White-eyed Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee 
2 Ovenbird
1 Black and White Warbler
9 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
4 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Northern Cardinal

1 Downey Woodpecker
4 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Carolina Chickadee
2 Carolina Wren
2 Gray Catbird
3 Ovenbird
3 Common Yellowthroat
3 Black and White Warbler
1 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  28
# of Recaptures:  26
# of Species:  11
Effort:  113.2 net-hours
Capture Rate:  47.7 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak