Mad Island Banding
April 16, 2012 by Bea Harrison
Strong storms arriving here, with a forecast of wind shift to north later today and tomorrow. This could mean lots of birds forced down by unfavorable conditions for migration. We banded for 2 hours this morning between thunderstorms and caught 11 birds of 10 different species! We got our first painted buntings—both males and amazingly beautiful, a male rose-breasted grosbeak and a male yellow warbler!
More news later. When it stops raining we will get back out there.
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- Migratory Songbirds Pick Breeding Site Based on Springtime Resources
- Bill Size Correlates with Telomere Length in Male American Redstarts
- Annual variation in long-distance dispersal driven by breeding and non-breeding season climatic conditions in a migratory bird
- Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long-distance migratory bird
- Incorporating site and year-specific deuterium ratios (δ2H) from precipitation into geographic assignments of a migratory bird
- Inter-annual variation in American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) plumage colour is associated with rainfall and temperature during moult: an 11-year study
- Characterizing Avian Survival along a Rural-to-Urban Land Use Gradient
- Modeling Three-Dimensional Space Use