Tuesday, September 1, 2015

After the Rain, a Return to Good #'s and Diversity

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika finally passed, we saw a return to more normal early-season numbers and good diversity, with 40 newly banded birds and 8 recaptures, of 14 different species. Movement was high for Common Yellowthroats and American Redstarts today, with Prairie Warblers and Painted Buntings not far behind. We also banded our fifth Yellow Warbler of the season and our first confirmed Willow Flycatcher.


Common Yellowthroat (AHY male)

American Redstarts (AHY, male on the left, female on the right)
Photos by Casey Weissburg

1 Willow Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Wren
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Northern Waterthrush
10 Common Yellowthroat
8 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Prothonotary Warbler
7 Prairie Warbler
7 Painted Bunting

1 Carolina Chickadee
2 Carolina Wren
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  40
# of Recaptures: 8
# of Species:  14
Effort:  140.00 net-hours
Capture Rate:  34.29 birds/100 net-hours

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Chris Snook
Nancy Raginski
Michael Gamble
Casey Weissburg
Sean McElaney
Ryan Donnelly