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.
- 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