Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 6, 2015

Much to our disappointment the bird activity dropped back down, leaving us with 36 new birds and 7 recaptures made up of 12 species.  As always during this time of the season Common Yellowthroat was the dominant species with 25 of them being banded.      

After weeks of preparation, we are excited to announce that the Little Bear banding station is setup and ready to go starting tomorrow.  The new banding site is located on the east end of Kiawah Island, which is the opposite end from our current banding station.  Both stations will be operated concurrently from now through the middle of November.  We can’t wait to see what surprises Little Bear has in store for us.    

1 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
25 Common Yellowthroat
1 Black and White Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Prairie Warbler
5 Painted Bunting

1 Carolina Wren
1 Veery
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  36
# of Recaptures: 7
# of Species:  12
Effort:  114.5 net-hours
Capture Rate:  37.6 birds/100 net-hours

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