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.
- Modeling Three-Dimensional Space Use
- Migratory Connectivity of Ovenbirds
- Wood Thrush Connectivity
- El Niño-Southern Oscillation Is Linked to Decreased Energetic Condition in Long-Distance Migrants
- Estimating Migratory Connectivity
- Habitat and Temperature Influence Bill Shape
- Color Matters in Nonbreeding Season
- Winter Food Matters for Migrants
- Differences in the Bills of Sparrows on Islands Is Driven by Climate
- Smithsonian Scientists Explain Bill Size Variation of Birds in Different Habitats