Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014

It was a fairly slow day at the banding station with only 30 new birds and 23 recaptures made up of 13 species.  The lack of birds gave Aaron an opportunity to create a few new net lanes.  Currently at KIBS, we run 20 mist nets located in a mainly scrub-shrub and high marsh habitat.  The three lanes created today are setup in wax myrtle along the edge of the dunes, a habitat not occupied by our other nets.  Having these new net locations may allow us to capture few different species that prefer the more open habitat of the dunes.    

1 Common Ground-Dove
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 White-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Swainson’s Thrush
15 Gray Catbird
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
4 Northern Cardinal

1 White-eyed Vireo
11 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 Ovenbird
3 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal

# of New Birds:  30
# of Recaptures:  23       
# of Species:  13
Effort:  115.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  46.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak