Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Another slow day at the banding station but we had a good diversity of migrants.  We also captured the first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the season.  The bird was released without a leg band because it requires special training/permit that I don't currently possess.

The 10-day weather forecast shows no promising relief in the heat which probably means that bird migration will continue to be slow for a while.  Tropical Storm Erika is looming in the the Atlantic and could pose some problems by next week.  Hopefully it will turn and stay offshore sparing us the wind and the rain.        


1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Prothonotary Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
4 Prairie Warbler
2 Painted Bunting

1 Carolina Wren
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal

# of New Birds:  14
# of Recaptures:  3
# of Species:  11
Effort:  125.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  13.6 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  25

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Michael Gamble
Nancy Raginski
Ryan Donnelly