Mad Island Banding

April 10, 2012 by Bea Harrison


Another big day at the banding station—49 new birds of 22 species! New for the season: wood thrush, Swainson's thrush, summer tanager, Kentucky warbler, Tennessee warbler, and blue grosbeak. We caught 10 beautiful indigo buntings today—all males in their brilliant blue breeding plumage. We also caught 10 white-eyed vireos, some of which may be local breeders.