Spring Banding Season Wraps Up Nicely

We ended up the Spring 2018 season with two respectable days of 21 and 27 birds total.  This gave us an overall total of 122 birds in just 5 days of banding.  Of these birds, 10 were recaptures.  We had a push of Gray Catbirds and Common Yellowthroats during the last 2 days of banding.  The highlights for me, personally, were banding our first Pileated Woodpecker (a male), another Blue Grosebeak and a decent variety of warblers.  Halfway through the season we surpassed the 1,000 birds banded mark!  We have banded 1,034 birds in Hammock Park to date through this project.

Huge thanks as always go out to our dedicated volunteer assistants for another successful season! you to all the folks who came out to visit the banding station this spring!

Season Totals:  122 birds of 23 Species

  1.  Gray Catbird:  29
  2. Northern Cardinal:  13
  3. Common Yellowthroat:  12
  4. Carolina Wren:  10
  5. Hooded Warbler:  9
  6. Indigo Bunting:  9
  7. Ovenbird:  7
  8. N. Parula: 4
  9. Black & White Warbler:  4
  10. Downy Woodpecker:  3
  11. White-eyed Vireo:  3
  12. Painted Bunting:  3
  13. N. Waterthrush:  3
  14. Veery:  3
  15. Black throated blue Warbler:  2
  16. American Redstart:  1
  17. Blue Grosebeak:  1
  18. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:  1
  19. Grey-cheeked Thrush:  1
  20. Kentucky Warbler:  1
  21. Worm-eating Warbler:  1
  22. Swainson’s Warbler:  1
  23. Pileated Woodpecker:  1

 

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