Breeding Bird Atlas – September 2nd-7th

While I’m seeing signs of migration around the area, my nets don’t seem to be telling that story just yet.  What is neat though, are all the young fledglings I’ve been finding which, as I mentioned in a previous post, are great for the Breeding Bird Atlas.  This past week I’ve had young Goldfinch, Red-eyed Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Robin and Common Yellow-throat.  Most of them are quite appear to be quite young, confirming they have been raised in the area close to my nets. It has been a pretty slow week with heading back to work.  The sun comes up too late for me to open in the mornings and the afternoons have been way too sunny and hot to open after work.  Here’s hoping the weather stays dry over the weekend.

This week I had some visitors out to help with the birds. My niece was up for a few days before heading back to school and says one of her favourite things about visiting is getting to work with the birds. A friend also stopped in for a visit and brought a keen, young birder with her who had his first opportunity to band a couple of birds.


Wilson’s Warbler – 1
American Goldfinch – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 1
Common Yellow-throat – 2
Red-eyed Vireo – 1
House Finch – 2
Cedar Waxwing – 1
American Robin – 1
Common Grackle – 1
Northern Cardinal – 1


Downy Woodpecker – 1
Song Sparrow – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 5
Hairy Woodpecker – 1

Total: 20 (12 Banded, 8 recaps)

Tristan Uchida ready to release the young Common Yellow-throat he banded.

Emily ready to release the Wilson’s Warbler.

Young Red-eyed Vireo

2 thoughts on “Breeding Bird Atlas – September 2nd-7th

  1. Thank you for blogging. It’s interesting to know how it’s unfolding. Soon it will likely be a flood.

  2. Thanks for reading! Fingers are crossed the flood comes soon. Liam helped me to get another net set up this weekend and it is doing fantastic! We can’t wait to see what it produces.

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