Sunday, August 21, 2016

FOS Traill's Flycatcher & Black-throated Blue Warbler

The radar showed some bird activity along the coast of North Carolina last night and it seemed to translate into some new migrants arriving at the Kiawah Island Banding Station this morning.  We banded 33 new birds and had 6 recaptures of 14 different species.  We captured our first "Traill's" Flycatcher and Black-throated Blue Warbler of the season, and had a good number of Northern Waterthrushes and Prothonotary Warblers.

We are opening the Little Bear Banding Station tomorrow and I am anticipating a fairly busy morning of banding all those resident birds that forgot about our nets.  


1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee
4 American Redstart
2 Yellow Warbler
4 Prothonotary Warbler
6 Prairie Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
8 Northern Waterthrush
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting

4 Carolina Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Northern Cardinal

# of New Birds:  33
# of Recaptures:  6
# of Species:  14
Effort:  116.4 net-hours
Capture Rate:  33.5 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  25

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Michael Gamble
Blaine Carnes