Mad Island Banding
May 1, 2012 by Bea Harrison
Migration seems to be winding down, but we are still catching some interesting birds, including ovenbirds, gray catbirds and ruby-throated hummingbirds. So far this year we have caught about 1000 birds of 79 species, with 25 species of warblers. We added a surprising new species yesterday morning, a varied bunting! Not normally found in this area, this bird was purple and blue with a red nape.
Yesterday we had a student group from the Lutheran South Academy and they were thrilled to see a yellow warbler, a Tennessee warbler and a Lincoln's sparrow. Robert & Kay Lookingbill from Gulf Coast Bird Observatory joined us in the banding station & did a wonderful job with the students We enjoyed this great group of possible future scientists.
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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