Very Productive Banding on Earth Day

We had a good day despite the breezy conditions. Over 50 visitors to the station were treated to a nice diversity of species. Highlights included Black-throated blue, hooded, black and white, ovenbird, and Kentucky warblers. The day ended with the Banding of a male Pileated Woodpecker.


Black-throated Blue Warbler;  Kentucky Warbler; Ovenbird;  Indigo Bunting; Common Yellow-throat; Hooded Warbler (3); Black and White Warbler; Gray Catbirds (9); Carolina Wren (6); Pileated Woodpecker; Recaptures (3)

Total Species: 10

Total Individuals: 25

Nice male Black-throated Blue Warbler


Ovenbird waiting to be extracted from one of the nets

Pileated Woodpecker IMG_1420

Our first banded Pileated Woodpecker:)

Hooded WarblesIMG_1378

Mrs. and Mr. Hooded Warbler

Kentucky WarblerIMG_1387

Only our 2nd Kentucky warbler.


Crown of the Male Kentucky Warbler


Nice Male Kentucky Warbler head shot

Banding Cancelled This Sunday

For the first time since starting the banding in Hammock Park, we need to cancel due to the weather. The forecast calls for 20+ mph winds and heavy rain all day. I hope our migrating feathered friends will be ok during this stressful journey.

We will see you next week in the park.