Mad Island Banding
April 4, 2012 by Bea Harrison
The Mad Island Banding Station has once again been dealing with extreme weather. High wind and a possible twister picked up our banding tent Monday morning put it in the bushes. The banding crew rebuilt it better than ever and moved to a slightly higher, dryer spot.
Despite the storms, we have begun to see a variety of migrants. So far this week we caught our first Nashville warblers and a chat. We also caught hooded warblers, and red-eyed vireos. We have also started participating in the migratory dragonfly partnership project focusing on green darners.
In the last two days we have seen more migratory barges along the adjacent Intracoastal Waterway than migratory birds.
- Transoceanic Migration by a 12 Gram Songbird
- Full-annual-cycle Population Models for Migratory Birds
- 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