Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5000 Birds Banded this Fall!

Yesterday's rains continued throughout the night and into this morning preventing me from opening nets at the normal time.  The rain started to clear around 11:00am and with help from Matt Johnson we got out there and most nets were open by noon.  Because most of the morning was a wash, I decided to go until dark.

We banded 22 new birds and had 12 recaptures of 11 different species.  The 4th bird banded today was the 5000th bird banded this season!  Fittingly for this time of year, it was a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  We had pretty decent variety of recaptures with 10 different species including the Prairie Warbler again.  She seems to like net #14...

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
18 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow

1 Carolina Wren
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 House Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  22
# of Recaptures:  12
# of Species:  11
Effort:  117.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  29.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Matt Johnson