Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Today we experienced a slight increase in bird numbers as well as bird diversity with 45 new birds banded, as well as 7 recaptures, of 19 different species. Red-eyed Vireos were the most abundant species banded followed by Common Yellowthroats and Prairie Warblers. The highlight of the day for me was getting to band a Common Ground Dove, a species I've never had the oppurtunity to band in the past. 


1 Common Ground Dove
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
13 Red-eyed Vireo
5 Northern Waterthrush
6 Common Yellowthroat
3 Black and White Warbler
5 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
6 Prairie Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting

1 Eastern Screech Owl
1 Common Ground Dove
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Wren
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  45
# of Recaptures: 7
# of Species:  15
Effort:  127.50 net-hours
Capture Rate:  41.6 birds/100 net-hours

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